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I Am the Cheese (1983)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  11 November 1983 (USA)
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A teenage lad struggles to piece together his reality following a traumatic event.

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Adam Farmer
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Betty Farmer
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David Farmer
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Dr. Brint
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Amy Hertz
Lee Richardson ...
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Arnold
Sudie Bond ...
Edna
Frank McGurran ...
Young Adam
Russell P. Goslant ...
Gardener
Robert Cormier ...
Mr. Hertz
Dorothea MacNaughton ...
Produce Lady
Milford Keene ...
Harvester
Joey Jerome ...
Whipper
Ronnie Bradbury ...
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Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family, gradually starts to unravel until the truth of his situation is finally revealed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Only movie to feature real-life family unit (former spouses), Don Murray and Hope Lange, and their son Christopher Murray. See more »

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Adam Farmer: Uh, I want to stop now.
Dr. Brint: Why do you wish to stop now?
Adam Farmer: I'm tired of all the questions.
Dr. Brint: Why do you think I'm asking them?
Adam Farmer: I don't know. I guess to get to know me better.
Dr. Brint: Why do you think I wanna know you better?
Adam Farmer: To help me, I guess.
Dr. Brint: Do you think you need help?
Adam Farmer: Sometimes. Does this fence go all around the place?
Dr. Brint: Yes, it does. Do you think it's to keep people out or to keep people in?
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Leave It Alone
Words and Music by Michael Barnard
Sung by Melissa Eddy
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Not as good as the book
30 October 2003 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

I'll admit that this movie, which was based on Robert Cormier's young adult novel, must have been difficult to make. The novel jumped through many time frames and had many scenes which would have been difficult to capture on film. But it simply lacks the subtle horror of the book, and the low budget really shows. Also, why change the ending? The ending of the novel might have been bleaker, but in the movie the ending left many questions unanswered.


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