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Release Date:
25 May 1978 (Portugal) See more »
Scott Jacoby, as a boy with an unhealthy and pathological attachment to his divorced mother, becomes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Joan Hackett ... Christine

Robert Klein ... Peter

Scott Jacoby ... Jamie
Jeanne Tanzy ... Mary
Glen Hayes ... Douglas

Phoebe Dorin ... Madge

James Karen ... 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
Ann Miles ... Girl
Ben Wilson ... First Policeman

Robert Kya-Hill ... Second Policeman
Manda Muller ... Young Filmmaker
Keith Luckett ... Young Filmmaker
Brian Lynch ... Young Filmmaker
Marti Muller ... Young Filmmaker
Adam Reed ... Young Filmmaker
Kent Klineman ... Young Filmmaker
Christopher Medina ... Young Filmmaker
Edward Dolphin ... Young Filmmaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Imbriani ... Young Jamie
Jeanne Tanzy Williams ... Mary

Directed by
Krishna Shah 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Krishna Shah 

Produced by
Mervin B. Dayan .... associate producer
Willard W. Goodman .... producer
Joseph E. Levine .... executive producer
Original Music by
Peter Matz 
Cinematography by
Harvey Genkins 
Film Editing by
Arline Garson 
Production Design by
Warren Clymer 
Art Direction by
Warren Clymer 
Costume Design by
Charles D. Tomlinson  (as Charles Tomlinson)
Production Management
Willard W. Goodman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Behrman .... second assistant director
Joshua J. Shapiro .... assistant director
Sound Department
Dan Sable .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Sol Stern .... special effects
Alex Stevens .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Morton Gorowitz .... gaffer
Frank Shimko .... grip
Editorial Department
Mort Agress .... assistant editor
Other crew
Arthur Allan Seidelman .... talent coordinator (as Arthur Seidelman)

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Also Known As:
"Deadly Rivals" - USA (video title)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Way Ahead Of It's Time, 22 December 2000
Author: jamie-81 from SF Bay Area

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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