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Harmony Korine (screenplay)
Larry Clark (based on stories and characters by)
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Release Date:
30 January 2003 (Russia) See more »
Who are you?
Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A disturbing yet worthwhile artistic statement See more (159 total) »


  (in credits order)
Adam Chubbuck ... Ken Park

James Bullard ... Shawn
Seth Gray ... Shawn's Brother

Eddie Daniels ... Shawn's Mother
Zara McDowell ... Zoe (as Zara Mcdowell)

Maeve Quinlan ... Rhonda

Stephen Jasso ... Claude

Wade Williams ... Claude's Father (as Wade Andrew Williams)

Tiffany Limos ... Peaches

Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Peaches' Father (as Julio Oscar Mochoso)

James Ransone ... Tate
Patricia Place ... Tate's Grandmother

Amanda Plummer ... Claude's Mother
Mike Apaletegui ... Curtis
Harrison Young ... Tate's Grandfather

Ashley Crisp ... Rebekah (as Ashley E. Crisp)
Lazavier James ... Rebekah's Friend
Daniel Helwick ... Friend #1
Gabe Nava ... Friend #2
Sam Baptista ... Friend #3
Shanie Calahan ... Hannah
Chelsey Earlywine ... Hannah's Girlfriend

Bill Fagerbakke ... Bob (as Bill Faggerbakke)

Richard Riehle ... Murph

Caroline Kristiahn ... Prostitute
Loranne Maze ... Ken Park's Girlfriend
Luna ... Legs
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Larry Clark ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Elvis Strange ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Clark 
Edward Lachman  (as Ed Lachman)
Writing credits
Harmony Korine (screenplay)

Larry Clark (based on stories and characters by)

Produced by
Pascal Breton .... executive producer
Olivier Brémond .... executive producer (as Olivier Bremond)
Victoria Goodall .... line producer
Kees Kasander .... producer
Jean-Louis Piel .... producer
Wei Wang .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Larry Clark (photography)
Edward Lachman (photography) (as Ed Lachman)
Film Editing by
Andrew Hafitz 
Casting by
Carmen Cuba 
Production Design by
John DeMeo  (as John De Meo)
Costume Design by
Michele Posch 
Makeup Department
Sabina Bonvillain .... hair designer (as Sabine M. Bonvillain)
Sabina Bonvillain .... makeup designer (as Sabine M. Bonvillain)
Jamie Escarra .... additional hair stylist
Stacey Panepinto .... hair assistant
Stacey Panepinto .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Charlie Vogel .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Fragoso .... second second assistant director
Chad Rosen .... first assistant director
Dawn Stewart .... second assistant director
Art Department
Reed Bernstein .... prop master
Krit Fagtongpun .... swing
Craig Getman .... lead man
Jim Kingslan .... swing
Sound Department
Dennis Grzesik .... sound mixer (as Dennis 'Big D' Grzesik)
Malaika Langa .... audio post coordinator
Dominick Tavella .... re-recording mixer
Roland Vajs .... additional mixing
Roland Vajs .... sound editor
Magdaline Volaitis .... sound editor
Stacey A. Washer .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Kam Cooney .... special effects (as Cam Kooney)
P. David Miller .... special effects crew (as Paul D. Miller)
Visual Effects by
Reinier van Brummelen .... digital effects (as Reinier Van Brummelen)
Lou Simon .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Amato .... best boy electric
Bennett Cerf .... additional second assistant camera (as Bennet Cerf)
Dale Cole .... grip
John W. DeBlau .... lighting (as John W. Deblau)
Jeff Dyer .... first assistant camera (as Jeff Dryer)
Scott Eades .... best boy grip
Gayle Hilary .... loader
Courtney G. Jones .... key grip (as Courtney Jones)
Julie Kovermusz .... grip: second unit
Miek Krajci .... second assistant camera
Leigh Ledare .... still photographer
Dean Lent .... additional camera
Dean Lent .... additional camera: second unit
James McMillan .... key grip: second unit (as Jim Mcmillan)
Steve Mulcahey .... key grip: second unit
Tuan Nguyen .... video camera: second unit
K. Blair Rogers .... additional loader (as Blair Rogers)
Casting Department
Natasha Cuba .... assistant casting director
Joey 'Pain' Young .... extras casting: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jasmine Kostraba .... assistant costume designer (as Jasmine Christina Kostraba)
Michael Maize .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Seth Anderson .... assistant editor
Brent Joseph .... assistant editor
Jeff Marcello .... assistant editor
James Palumbo .... assistant editor
Chris Weber .... negative cutter
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Location Management
Max Kraus .... assistant location manager
Joe McGraw .... locations (as Joe Mcgraw)
Music Department
Matt Clark .... music consultant
Howard Paar .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
George M. Geminiano .... driver (as George Geminjano)
Doug S. MacLean .... transportation captain (as Doug S. Maclean)
Mark E. Mobley .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Rhonda Bingham .... paymaster
Maxine Brooks .... studio teacher
Krenton Caudle .... emergency medical technician: second unit (as Nrenton Caudle)
Dwight Hovey .... studio teacher
Brent M. Jones .... production consultant
Leslie Kharma .... production office assistant
Kent Linker .... studio teacher (as Kent Lanker)
Jay Mason .... script supervisor
Barb Maze .... baby wrangler
Jonathan McCoy .... production coordinator (as Jonathan Mccoy)
Maggie Means .... production accountant
Mark Moore .... set medic
Jane Nisselson .... title design
Mrs. Parker .... production therapist
Irwin M. Rappaport .... legal services (as Irwin Rappaport)
Leslie Rogers .... assistant production coordinator
Leslie Rogers .... post production coordinator
Steven Ruecker .... assistant to directors
Gerry Villareal .... title design
Dan Riley .... legal assistant (uncredited)
Lou Simon .... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Bruce Bennett .... thanks
Tobin Yelland .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ken Park" - Argentina (festival title), Spain
"Кен Парк" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Кен Парк" - Russia
"Ken Park" - Greece
"Ken Park" - Italy
"Ken Park" - Austria
"Ken Park" - Brazil
"Ken Park - Quem és Tu?" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Perversión" - Mexico (imdb display title)
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93 min | Argentina:98 min (Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) | Sweden:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

UK distributor Hamish McAlpine dropped the film after Larry Clark punched him in the face at a celebratory dinner.See more »
Shawn:Do you love me?
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Movie Connections:
What a Nigga KnowSee more »


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185 out of 230 people found the following review useful.
A disturbing yet worthwhile artistic statement, 15 March 2004
Author: peedur from Los Angeles, CA

Anyone who finds pornography disturbing will find "Ken Park" disturbing for both the wrong and the right reasons.

Its not pornography, but it will be confused with it easily since it contains many of the same powerful ingredients: nudity and explicit sexual behavior. What separates it from pornography is that "Ken Park"'s intent is not to arouse but to provoke an emotional response by placing these same powerful ingredients within a troublesome relational context. Unfortunately that's also the problem with "Ken Park".

An average viewer can't witness explicit sexual behavior and be unaffected by it. We are all sexual (mostly) and (most of us) respond to visual stimuli. "Ken Park" demands that the viewer suspend that response, look beyond any arousal or outrage generated from the explicit sexuality and focus on the relationships in the film (of which sex is merely the expression). This asks of the average cinema viewer much more sexual maturity than most films ever hope to ask.

We may demand more pressure on the envelope as a viewing public, but the cumulative effect of pushing the envelope is still in the realm of speculative sociolology. Also, the extreme youthful appearance some of the characters in the film will cause some companies to avoid distribution risks. Free speech is one thing; defending accusations of spreading pedophilia is quite another, and few companies can afford that kind of publicity.

Personally, I think that the Clark and Lachman have made a great film; its a moral and compassionate statement. The characters feel very real; in their banality there is real pathos. In fact, the bland dialogue and delivery explains why sex holds such a powerful lure for these kids. They have access to rare delight and comfort with sex and, weirdly enough, a sense of peace. It rings true. The tragedy plays out that they are all compromised by clueless or pathological parent figures and the sexuality reflects a history of thwarted attachment. The final scene with the three main characters together struck me as very bittersweet since it plays more as a fantasy than a likely scenario.

Art enjoys such a complex, troubled relationship with the American public. We are such a rapidly changing audience with a huge appetite for challenge, yet we don't necessarily absorb the changes we witness. As an audience, we expect far more cultural sophistication than our capacity for balanced interpretation. "Ken Park" is evidence of that.

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