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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Drama | Fantasy

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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: 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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Soundtracks

Time Has Come to Go
Performed by Didus and the Fabulous Mascarenes
Written by Phil Demise
Published by Gegenschein Music
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The Scenery is More Interesting than the Plot
18 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

About the only people who will have any appreciation for this movie are homesick Vermonters...I grew up riding my bike on the same roads as Adam, so it was a hoot to see Marshfield & Barre from back in the day. It was even better to hear the gold-domed State Capitol Building described as a "court house." Don't bother renting this film- it's truly awful. And the ending sucks. I don't understand why it was ever released on DVD...maybe it was an attempt to capitalize on the study hall market- bored kids watching the movie because they can't be bothered to crack open the book...Why on earth Robert Wagner chose to get involved with such a lame project is beyond me...


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