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Apt Pupil
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6.7 IMDB rating
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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
(screenplay)


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An average movie

2 years, 10 months ago at Mar 30 9:17
1 vote
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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6 months ago at Aug 10 17:19
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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: Drama (12), Thriller (11), Stephen King (10), 1998 (9), Nazi (9), Blackmail (8), 1990s (8), Holocaust (7), WWII (5), 1980s (3), Adaptation (3), Crime (3), Nazi Uniform (3), Based On A Novel (3), Murder (3), War Criminal (2), Adolescent (2), (2), Based On A Book (2), Locker Room (2)
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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't realize were acting in the 90s. A handful of the actors here actually worked together with Bryan Singer in the X-Men series. I find it amusing that Ian McKellen was only in his 50s when he was playing a character in his 70s. Now he would be the actual perfect age to play him again if they remade this or waited until about this time to make it. Todd has to be one of the most messed up teenagers on f” read more

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"Apt Pupil / O Aprendiz Direção: Bryan Singer Ano: 1998 Sinopse: Garoto descobre que um de seus vizinhos é um ex-criminoso nazista, que vive com outra identidade em sua cidade. Para não entregá-lo às autoridades, exige que o fugitivo lhe relate suas memórias. A partir de então um tenso jogo psicológico surge entre os dois, ameaçando a sanidade do jovem."


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