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The Brood -- As the trauma of one couple's divorce escalates, the city is terrorized by a series of attacks by disfigured children.

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Director:
Writer:
David Cronenberg (written by)
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Release Date:
25 May 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Ultimate Experience Of Inner Terror See more »
Plot:
A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, amidst a series of brutal murders. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sons of Rage See more (126 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Oliver Reed ... Dr. Hal Raglan

Samantha Eggar ... Nola Carveth

Art Hindle ... Frank Carveth

Henry Beckman ... Barton Kelly
Nuala Fitzgerald ... Juliana Kelly

Cindy Hinds ... Candice Carveth

Susan Hogan ... Ruth Mayer
Gary McKeehan ... Mike Trellan
Michael Magee ... Inspector
Robert A. Silverman ... Jan Hartog (as Robert Silverman)
Joseph Shaw ... Coroner
Larry Solway ... Lawyer
Reiner Schwarz ... Dr. Birkin

Felix Silla ... Creature
John Ferguson ... Creature

Nicholas Campbell ... Chris
Mary Swinton ... Wendy
Jerry Kostur ... Construction Worker

Chris Britton ... Man in Auditorium (as Christopher Britton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elijah Siegler ... Samson (uncredited)

Directed by
David Cronenberg 
 
Writing credits
David Cronenberg (written by)

Produced by
Pierre David .... executive producer
Claude Héroux .... producer (as Claude Heroux)
Victor Solnicki .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Shore 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Collins 
 
Art Direction by
Carol Spier 
 
Makeup Department
James D. Brown .... hair stylist (as James Brown)
Shonagh Jabour .... makeup artist
Inge Klaudi .... assistant makeup artist
Dennis Pike .... special makeup
Jack H. Young .... special makeup (as Jack Young)
 
Production Management
Gwen Iveson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Board .... first assistant director
Libby Bowden .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Fruet .... assistant set dresser
Bill Harman .... construction manager
Peter Lauterman .... property master
Tom Reid .... assistant props
Angelo Stea .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Peter Burgess .... sound editor
Bryan Day .... sound recordist
Joe Grimaldi .... sound re-recordist
Brian Holland .... dialogue editor
Jeremy MacLaverty .... assistant sound editor
Tom Mather .... boom operator
Lois Tupper .... assistant dialogue editor
Don White .... adr recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Allan Cotter .... special effects (as Allan Kotter)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jock Brandis .... gaffer
Carlo Campana .... grip
Bob Gallant .... best boy
Maris H. Jansons .... key grip (as Maris Jansons)
Robin Miller .... first assistant camera
Rick Porter .... still photographer
Gregory Villeneuve .... second assistant camera (as Greg Villeneuve)
 
Casting Department
Hilary Holden .... casting: Los Angeles
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Granada Venné .... assistant wardrobe
Delphine White .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
John Board .... post-production coordinator
Carolyn Zeifman .... assistant picture editor
 
Other crew
Wayne Arron .... production accountant
Ed Carlin .... consultant to producers
David Coatsworth .... location manager
Patrick Dodd .... marketing: Publifilms Ltd.
Nancy Eagles .... continuity
Maureen Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Jim McAnena .... marketing: Publifilms Ltd.
Bob Murphy .... production assistant
Vivian Palin .... craft service
Nick Schefter .... production assistant
Jay Telfer .... craft service
Robert Wertheimer .... production assistant (as Bob Wertheimer)
Trudy Work .... production secretary
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"David Cronenberg's The Brood" - Canada (English title) (complete title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-16 | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD rating) | Italy:T (VHS rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (theatrical rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Oliver Reed was arrested by the Canadian police during the production of this film after he made a bet with someone that he could walk from one bar to another without wearing a coat in freezing cold weather.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Just after the first murder, the deformed/mutant child who committed it leaves very large, bloody handprints on the stair railing just near the dead body. These handprints are never mentioned again, in particular by the police, who insist later that they were "never looking for anything that small." It would have been impossible to miss these handprints at the crime scene, and such child-sized handprints would have certainly tipped off the police in a different direction upon discovery.See more »
Quotes:
Juliana Kelly:Thirty seconds after you're born you have a past and sixty seconds after that you begin to lie to yourself about it.See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Sons of Rage, 20 January 2015
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The unconventional psychotherapist Dr. Hal Raglan (Oliver Reed) uses a unique technique developed by him to expose the repressed feelings of his patients. Frank Carveth (Art Hindle) brings his daughter Candice (Cindy Hinds) home after spending the weekend visiting his ex-wife Nola Carveth (Samantha Eggar) that is interned in Dr. Raglan's Somafree Institute. He finds bruises on Candice's body and he tells Dr. Raglan that he will not bring Candice to visit Nola anymore. Meanwhile Dr. Raglan learns that Nola was abused by her mother and not protected by her father when she was young.

Frank leaves Candice with his mother-in-law Juliana Kelly (Nuala Fitzgerald) to work, but she is attacked by a dwarf-like creature and brutally murdered. Her ex-husband Barton Kelly (Henry Beckman) comes to town for the funeral, but he is murdered by the same creature. However Frank kills the creature and the autopsy shows that it is not a human offspring. Then Candice's teacher Ruth Mayer (Susan Hogan) has an argument by phone with Nola and she is murdered in front of her class by two creatures that abduct Candice. Frank heads to Somafree and discovers the secret of the deformed children.

"The Brood" is among the best horror movies by David Cronenberg. The plot is very well constructed and the gruesome conclusion is disturbing. The idea of Nola licking the fetus was conceived by Samantha Eggar and censored by censors in Canada, United States and United Kingdom. However the Brazilian DVD presents the uncensored version at least of this scene. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Filhos do Medo" ("The Sons of the Fear")

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