I Am the Cheese (1983)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Farmer
Betty Farmer
David Farmer
Dr. Brint
Amy Hertz
Lee Richardson ...
Sudie Bond ...
Frank McGurran ...
Young Adam
Russell P. Goslant ...
Robert Cormier ...
Mr. Hertz
Dorothea MacNaughton ...
Produce Lady
Milford Keene ...
Joey Jerome ...
Ronnie Bradbury ...


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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Did You Know?


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 »


Adam Farmer: Aren't you ever serious?
Amy Hertz: I was serious last year. This year I'm having fun.
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Leave It Alone
Words and Music by Michael Barnard
Sung by Melissa Eddy
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The Book was way better.
3 April 2002 | by (Tampa, Fl) – See all my reviews

Not only did this movie have bad acting. But yet it was boring. I read the book in school and found the book really interesting and good. But this...goodness they tried to change some things...they changed the ending. i give this movie sadly... 3 out of 10... and least they tried.

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