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In the Custody of Strangers (1982)

A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy ... See full summary »

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Frank Caldwell
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Sandy Caldwell
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Danny Caldwell
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Albert C. Caruso
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Judge Halloran
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Mike Raines
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Dr. Forman
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Corky
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Judge Bennett
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Karen
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Big Faye
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Andy Barnes
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Marni Blake, Prosecutor
Pat McNamara ...
Quinn
Henry Tomaszewski ...
Roach
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A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy spending far longer behind bars than anyone had foreseen. Written by scgary66

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His crime was a minor one. His sentence was a nightmare. [Video]

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26 May 1982 (USA)  »

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Forty Days for Danny  »

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Danny Caldwell: [after the stolen radio incident] Yeah, yeah.
Frank Caldwell: Don't you "Yeah, yeah" me!
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Worth watching for the brilliant Martin Sheen.
27 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Martin Sheen is such a strong actor that he capable of lifting even the most mediocre of films.Im not saying that In The Custody Of Strangers is a bad film,on the contrary it is a good compact story with a strong message aimed at youngsters about the cause and effect of juvenile delinquency.The casting of Sheen and Estevez as father and son adds resonance to the story and helps lift the project above the level it would have otherwise have been at.A lot about the film has dated,the cheesy rock soundtrack featuring Billy Idol and the like traps it in its time but the message hasn't aged,do wrong,and you will open yourself up to having your life turned on its head.


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