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The Savage Is Loose (1974)

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A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

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A husband, wife and their son are stranded on a remote island with no way off; as the son grows older, sexual tensions emerge.

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Young David: Mother?
Maida: Yes?
Young David: Can we get married when I grow up?
Maida: Oh, David, you are such a funny child!
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Exploring Eternal Human Behavior
7 February 2001 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie provides a family the basis for discussions regarding eternal human behavior usually impossible to begin with teenagers, male and female. While not a "remake" of Oedipus, teenagers will better understand the essence of their tensions from this experience.

You are warned to view this movie first as parents without the siblings. Then, if you are prepared to begin the transition of establishing an open relationship with your teenagers at an adult, not parental, level, view it together.


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