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July 12, 2001 | HUGH HART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I saw confusion, and I saw a front that said, in his eyes, 'don't mess with me, I've been tampered with enough.' I can't call the kid innocent ... but I can tell you the boy got a bit more than he bargained for." That's Brad Renfro describing his reaction to a mug shot of Marty Puccio, whom he portrays in "Bully," a new film directed by Larry Clark that opens Friday in Los Angeles. In 1993, Puccio, then 16, stabbed and killed his best friend, Bobby Kent. Puccio is serving a life sentence.
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February 10, 2008 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
Brad Renfro had insisted over the phone that he was clean. That's what the teen actor, hot from his performances as a troubled youth with sad eyes in such films as "The Client" and "Sleepers," told director Larry Clark. Clark, one of America's foremost chroniclers of teenage desperation, had just cast Renfro as the lead in "Bully," his true-life tale of a bunch of pot-smoking Florida teenagers who murder the local bully. But then Clark met his 18-year-old star.
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January 16, 2008 | Richard Winton and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Brad Renfro, an actor best known for his roles in the movies "The Client" and "Ghost World," was found dead Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was 25. Renfro's body was found in his Wilshire-area home in the 1000 block of South Ogden Drive by his girlfriend, authorities said. Renfro, who had a history of drug abuse, was declared dead by paramedics at 9 a.m., according to coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. The cause of death had yet to be determined, he said.
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January 16, 2008 | Richard Winton and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Brad Renfro, an actor best known for his roles in the movies "The Client" and "Ghost World," was found dead Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department said. He was 25. Renfro's body was found in his Wilshire-area home in the 1000 block of South Ogden Drive by his girlfriend, authorities said. Renfro, who had a history of drug abuse, was declared dead by paramedics at 9 a.m., according to coroner's spokesman Ed Winter. The cause of death had yet to be determined, he said.
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February 24, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Actor Brad Renfro pleaded guilty Thursday to drug charges resulting from his arrest in a downtown sting just before Christmas, and the judge said he would sentence him to three years' probation. The sentence would be lighter than Renfro had predicted after he was arrested Dec. 22. "I am going to prison," he told detectives who escorted him into an alley for processing after the bust at 6th and Spring streets. A Times reporter was present at the time.
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February 10, 2008 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
Brad Renfro had insisted over the phone that he was clean. That's what the teen actor, hot from his performances as a troubled youth with sad eyes in such films as "The Client" and "Sleepers," told director Larry Clark. Clark, one of America's foremost chroniclers of teenage desperation, had just cast Renfro as the lead in "Bully," his true-life tale of a bunch of pot-smoking Florida teenagers who murder the local bully. But then Clark met his 18-year-old star.
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December 31, 2005 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Actor Brad Renfro, who was charged with attempted felony drug possession after his Dec. 22 arrest in a police sting on skid row, will be arraigned next month because he is undergoing drug rehabilitation, his lawyer said Friday. Renfro, who was to be arraigned Friday, remained free on $10,000 bond as Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner James Bianco rescheduled the arraignment to Jan. 18.
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December 23, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Undercover detectives posing as drug dealers launched the first phase of a new LAPD crackdown on skid row's massive drug marketplace Thursday by arresting 14 buyers, including a Hollywood actor. The undercover officers masqueraded as street dealers in scruffy clothing as they lured unsuspecting buyers to purchase balloons filled with fake heroin along Spring and 6th streets.
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February 17, 2008
THE piece about Brad Renfro ["Death Spiral," Feb. 10] was heartbreaking. The saddest, most telling words were those of director Larry Clark, whose reaction to Renfro's visible needle tracks was: "I saw the whole movie going down the drain." How awful to look at a troubled young soul and see only a commodity. Joanne Wolf Venice
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July 9, 1995 | Kenneth Turan
The combination of director Joel Schumacher's eye for mass public appeal and novelist John Grisham's best-selling sensibility produced this 1994 film that is probably truer to the spirit of the novel than the adaptations of other Grisham books. Not particularly nuanced or fine-tuned, "The Client," like its source material, is both gimmicky and involving, a fast-moving comic-book version of a comic-book novel.
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February 24, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Actor Brad Renfro pleaded guilty Thursday to drug charges resulting from his arrest in a downtown sting just before Christmas, and the judge said he would sentence him to three years' probation. The sentence would be lighter than Renfro had predicted after he was arrested Dec. 22. "I am going to prison," he told detectives who escorted him into an alley for processing after the bust at 6th and Spring streets. A Times reporter was present at the time.
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December 31, 2005 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
Actor Brad Renfro, who was charged with attempted felony drug possession after his Dec. 22 arrest in a police sting on skid row, will be arraigned next month because he is undergoing drug rehabilitation, his lawyer said Friday. Renfro, who was to be arraigned Friday, remained free on $10,000 bond as Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner James Bianco rescheduled the arraignment to Jan. 18.
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December 23, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Undercover detectives posing as drug dealers launched the first phase of a new LAPD crackdown on skid row's massive drug marketplace Thursday by arresting 14 buyers, including a Hollywood actor. The undercover officers masqueraded as street dealers in scruffy clothing as they lured unsuspecting buyers to purchase balloons filled with fake heroin along Spring and 6th streets.
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July 12, 2001 | HUGH HART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I saw confusion, and I saw a front that said, in his eyes, 'don't mess with me, I've been tampered with enough.' I can't call the kid innocent ... but I can tell you the boy got a bit more than he bargained for." That's Brad Renfro describing his reaction to a mug shot of Marty Puccio, whom he portrays in "Bully," a new film directed by Larry Clark that opens Friday in Los Angeles. In 1993, Puccio, then 16, stabbed and killed his best friend, Bobby Kent. Puccio is serving a life sentence.
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December 22, 1995 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
Life on the Mississippi as told by Mark Twain would seem to be perfect to film, but almost never is. This is probably because those who have read the books have the real movies in their heads. And those who have read the books include the filmmakers. In "Tom and Huck" the latest screen appearance by Twain's delinquent sons of Hannibal, Mo.
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