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Parents (1989)

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Randy Quaid Randy Quaid
Nick Laemle
Mary Beth Hurt Mary Beth Hurt
Lily Laemle
Sandy Dennis Sandy Dennis
Millie Dew
Bryan Madorsky Bryan Madorsky
Michael Laemle
London Juno London Juno
Sheila Zellner
Kathryn Grody Kathryn Grody
Miss Baxter
Deborah Rush Deborah Rush
Mrs. Zellner
Graham Jarvis Graham Jarvis
Mr. Zellner


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6 years, 5 months ago at Aug 10 13:31
So extrange, life in the suburbs with domestic terror, parents occupied in thier sex games rather than child's nightmares.
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Description: Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker. ... (more)
Release date: 27 January 1989
UPC: 013023023994
Tags: Horror (9), Comedy (7), Satire (5), Cannibalism (4), 1989 (4), Mystery (3), Drama (3), Murder (3), Dysfunctional Family (3), Black Comedy (3), Nightmare (3), (3), Domestic Violence (2), Card Game (2), 1980s (2), Cannibal (2), Hypnosis (2), Suspicion (1), Family Relationships (1), Upskirt (1)
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"First viewing - Nov. 20th I've seen a fair bit of praise for Parents around here, so I'm glad I finally got the chance to check it out. It works well as a satire of '50s America as well as a dark horror-comedy, and Randy Quaid is clearly having a blast the entire time playing the father. The attention to detail is exquisite, and I often found myself impressed by the costumes and set design. I don't know that I think it's great, but it's really good and I appreciate everyone who put and kept thi"


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