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I Am the Cheese (1983)

A teenage lad struggles to piece together his reality following a traumatic event.

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Cast

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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 ...
Corn
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Storyline

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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Trivia

The number that Adam dials in the movie is not a typical '555' movie number but rather is an actual phone number. At the time of the movie's production, the number rang at the home of the author of 'I Am the Cheese' and gave him an opportunity to interact with fans of the book and movie. See more »

Quotes

Adam Farmer: Are all these people relatives?
Amy Hertz: Oh, those are just the ones we talk to. There's a whole tribe of Hertzes out west somewhere. We're very big on breeding. I think they reproduce right there on the piano.
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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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