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Apt Pupil                                  (1998)
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Brad Renfro Brad Renfro
Todd Bowden
Ian McKellen Ian McKellen
Kurt Dussander
Mickey Cottrell Mickey Cottrell
Sociology Teacher
Michael Reid MacKay Michael Reid MacKay
Nightmare Victim
Ann Dowd Ann Dowd
Monica Bowden
Bruce Davison Bruce Davison
Richard Bowden
James Karen James Karen
Victor Bowden

Written by
Stephen King Stephen King
(novella Apt Pupil)
Brandon Boyce Brandon Boyce


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When I was a teenager, one of my best buddies loved 'Different Seasons' which was his favorite Stephen King's book. Did I read it actually? I'm not sure... Anyway, 'Different Seasons' is a collection of four Stephen King novellas with a focus on a realistic drama than the usual horror fiction for which King is famous. Out of those four stories, three have been adapted in movies and two of them bec... read more


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Initial Thought: I have been meaning to watch this for several years. I just never really got the chance to until now. I'm a huge fan of Stephen King. I figured it was finally time to check this out!

Characters/Acting: Ah Ian McKellen playing a Nazi before playing a Jew just like Michael Fassbender. I've been thinking that was pretty interesting to do. It also has a few people I didn'... read more
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Description: Todd Bowden is learning about the Holocaust in high school, and recognises an old photograph of a concentration camp officer as an old man in his neighborhood. He confronts the man, Kurt Dussander, with his knowledge. Obsessed with the atrocities Dussander committed during the war, Todd begins to blackmail the old man: in exchange for the teenager's silence, Dussander must reveal his evil past. As Todd probes the old man's buried memories, indications of his evil begin to re-emerge. The two begin a game of psychological warfare that spirals out of control; and Todd is pulled into a dangerous fascination with Nazism that threaten ... (more)
Release date: 23 October 1998
UPC: 043396223097
Tags: Thriller (12), Drama (12), Stephen King (11), Nazi (9), 1998 (9), Holocaust (8), Blackmail (8), 1990s (8), WWII (5), Murder (4), 1980s (4), Crime (3), Based On A Novel (3), Adaptation (3), Nazi Uniform (3), Knife In Back (2), Basement (2), Heart Attack (2), Cat (2), Teenager (2)
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" Directed by: Bryan Singer Produced by: Thomas DeSanto, Bryan Singer, Jane Hamsher, Tim Harbert, Don Murphy, John Ottoman, and Jay Shapiro Written by: Brandon Boyce Based on the novel by: Stephen King Cinematography: Newton Thomas Siegel Edited by: John Ottoman Music by: John Ottoman Distributed by: Columbia Pictures"

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" Thriller drama based upon one of Stephen King's best stories. Ian McKellen is excellent as an old Nazi, who is forced to awaken up his demons when a young student wants to learn everything about his war crimes. It touches on themes that usually are tucked safely away by the film industry, but the potential of the film falls apart by a weak ending. "

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