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Rivals (1972)

R | | Drama | 25 May 1978 (Portugal)
Scott Jacoby, as a boy with an unhealthy and pathological attachment to his divorced mother, becomes increasingly jealous of the new man in his mother's life (Robert Klein). After his ... See full summary »

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Jeanne Tanzy Williams ...
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Douglas
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Madge
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Frank Fiore ...
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Leib Lensky ...
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Viola Swayne ...
Mrs. Sturgess
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Iris Whitney ...
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Scott Jacoby, as a boy with an unhealthy and pathological attachment to his divorced mother, becomes increasingly jealous of the new man in his mother's life (Robert Klein). After his mother remarries, his rage and misery overwhelm him and he plots to kill his stepfather. Written by debhautzig@yahoo.com

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A man who wanted more than a wife...a boy who wanted more than a mother. See more »

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Music by Peter Matz
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Way Ahead Of It's Time
22 December 2000 | by (SF Bay Area) – See all my reviews

An underrated classic - superbly done. Scott Jacoby as "the bad seed" is eerily on target. Robert Klein is great as the neglected stepfather. Joan Hackett gives one of her best performances as a woman who's torn between her son and her spouse. No spoilers here: Just keep in mind that this was filmed in 1972. This movie (with a tragic ending) was way ahead of it's time.


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