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KIDS A FILM BY LARRY CLARK PART 3 OF 5
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Gus Van Sant had originally been attached to the film as a producer. After insufficient interest had been generated in the film, he left the project; under incoming producer Cary Woods, the project found sufficient independent funding for the film. Harvey Weinstein of Miramax, wary of (or perhaps even pressured by) the parent Walt Disney Company's opinion of the risky screenplay, declined to involve Disney in funding the production of the film.
After Woods showed him the final cut, however, Harvey and his brother, Bob Weinstein, bought the distribution rights to the film on their own, without Miramax/Disney money (as they did for Fahrenheit 9/11). Today, Clark claims that while the film was relatively financially successful, he only received a comparatively small amount of money (approximately US$40,000) to make the film.
-The soundtrack album of the film contains songs by Slint, Sebadoh, Daniel Johnston & The Folk Implosion.
-The film's writer, Harmony Korine, makes a cameo in the club scene with Jennie, as the kid wearing glasses who gives her ecstasy, though the part is credited to his brother Avi.
-Harmony Korine wrote the screenplay for the movie in 1993, at the age of 18.
-The homeless, legless man shown on the subway begging for money on a skateboard can often be seen on the New York City subway's 6 train.
-Leo Fitzpatrick also plays an urban character with AIDS in HBO's The Wire.
-The movie is referenced in the 1999 Eminem song "Guilty Conscience".