Liberty Kid

Overview

Director Ilya Chaiken explores the lives of Tico and Derrick, two friends and former Statue of Liberty employees who lost their jobs in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Tico is a quick-tempered youth who responds to his unemployment dilemma by dabbling in petty street crime and half-baked scams. Meanwhile, Tico's friend Derrick becomes convinced that the only means of providing for his family is to finally give in to the persistent Army recruiters who have been ...
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Overview

Director Ilya Chaiken explores the lives of Tico and Derrick, two friends and former Statue of Liberty employees who lost their jobs in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Tico is a quick-tempered youth who responds to his unemployment dilemma by dabbling in petty street crime and half-baked scams. Meanwhile, Tico's friend Derrick becomes convinced that the only means of providing for his family is to finally give in to the persistent Army recruiters who have been hounding him for months. As the situation begins to get desperate and neither of the pair proves successful at landing a legitimate job, each struggles to make ends meet by any means necessary.
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Special Features

Feature-length audio commentary by director Ilya Chaiken and actors Al Thompson and Kareem Saviñon; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Deleted scenes; Back From Iraq: Conversations With the Iraq War Veterans; Photo gallery; Presented in 5.1 Stereo surround
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • UPC: 738329062620
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Kino Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 97,395

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Al Thompson
Kareem Savinon , Tico
Raquel Jordan
Jordan Raquel
Rosa Ramos
Anny Mariano
Johnny Rivera
Rayniel Rufino
Joe Bataan
Fly Williams
Technical Credits
Ilya Chaiken Director, Screenwriter
Victoria Asness Casting
Jesse Cain Production Designer
Martin Czembor Sound Mixer
Larry Fessenden Producer
Mark Garcia Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Grace Score Composer
Roger E. Kass Producer
Mike King Co-producer
Dave Rock Editor
Eliot Rockett Cinematographer
Mike S. Ryan Producer
Andrea Van Beuren Executive Producer
Claude Wasserstein Executive Producer
Nate Williams Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Liberty Kid
1. Daily Grind [8:38]
2. Left Hanging [5:32]
3. 9/11 [7:21]
4. Business Venture [7:43]
5. "Party Favors" [5:30]
6. Vulnerable Moments [8:59]
7. Near Miss [8:16]
8. Blowout [8:57]
9. Farwell [6:56]
10. Homecoming [8:30]
11. Isolation [7:58]
12. Full Circle [7:13]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Liberty Kid
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Audio Commentary
         Director Ilya Chaiken and Actors Al Thompson and Kareem Saviñon: On
         Director Ilya Chaiken and Actors Al Thompson and Kareem Saviñon: Off
      Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
      Deleted Scenes
         The Twins' Mama
         Tico Is a Free Man
      Back From Iraq: Conversations With the Iraq War Veterans
      Photo Gallery
   Audio Setup
      2.0 Standard Stereo
      5.1 Stereo Surround
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