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Good Kids,  Bad Revenge

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/good_kids_bad_revenge_20040820

At the Humanitas Prize awards luncheon in Universal City earlier this summer, Jacob Aaron Estes picked up a $10,000 cash prize honoring the screenplay for his Paramount Classics film, "Mean Creek," which opens this weekend. When asked what he would do with the money, the Chicago-bred writer/director told The Journal, "Pay rent." The "Mean Creek" script depicts what happens when a teenage prank goes horribly wrong on a rafting trip. Such unexpected cruelty, Estes said, is based on "a whole accumulation of childhood experiences that I borrowed from."

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