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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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Christine
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Peter
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Jamie
Jeanne Tanzy Williams ...
Mary (as Jeanne Tanzy)
Glen Hayes ...
Douglas
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Madge
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Child Psychiatrist
Randy Digeronimo ...
Tony
Frank Fiore ...
Phil
Bill Herndon ...
Bob
William Shust ...
Culloux
Leib Lensky ...
Rabbi
Viola Swayne ...
Mrs. Sturgess
Craig Noel ...
Salesman
Iris Whitney ...
Matron
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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 love story that ends with a scream. See more »

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Referenced in Teaser (1974) See more »

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Uptown Downtown,
Music by Peter Matz
Lyrics by Carl Eugster
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A confounding absurdity...
30 January 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Joan Hackett--usually a strong, dependable actress--gets saddled with a silly role this time, playing a single mom who falls in love again, only to have her deranged pre-teen son interfere in her newfound happiness. Foolish soap opera is given a slight boost by Robert Klein (!) as Hackett's new beau, but Scott Jacoby is lost in the one-note role of the peculiar youngster. Wobbly low-budget film never seems sure what it wants to be: Oedipal thriller, relationship melodrama, psychological tragedy. In the end, it is none of the above, with a crippling final act that is played for the sensational. The jazzy background score by Peter Matz (!), complete with a romantic opening tune, is woefully out of place in this mother-son mishmash. Strictly for curio value. *1/2 from ****


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