On the Loose

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


The talents of a number of filmmakers and writers concerned with youth issues have been combined in this modest but valuable and enjoyable trio of stories, aimed at a youth audience, but equally illuminating for anyone who can empathize with a generation which faces a rather bleak economic future.

Three young people seek independence in the world after the completion of their schooling; each finds a different solution to the problem. Eddie Leech, unhappy at school and home,. generates spiraling teacher-parent antagonism at his indifference. He revolts. Nicole Jones finds the opportunity to live away from home when she lands a job working for a dentist, but her peace is threatened by the boss’s lecherous designs. ;Nick Malinowski is keen to shed his school-gully reputation as he enters the work force. His strategy of minor deception of survival, and makes a choice.

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