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Misunderstood (1984)

PG | | Drama | 30 March 1984 (USA)
Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

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Lucy
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Ahmed
Nidal Al-Askhar ...
Mrs. Jallouli (as Nidal Ashkar)
Khaled Akrout ...
Electronic Shop Owner
Rajah Gafsi ...
Ali-Baroutta Cafe Owner
Moheddine Mrad ...
Kassir
James R. Cope ...
Mr. Grace
Halima Daoud ...
Aisha
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Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

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30 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Besoin d'amour  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$916,967, 1 April 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,525,532
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This is a remake of a 1967 Italian movie starring Anthony Quayle. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Paley: [spoon-feeding soup to the small boy] Now just a little bit more. Do it for baby Jesus.
Miles: Baby Jesus wouldn't eat this rotten junk.
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Outstanding Movie!!
13 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have seen this movie countless times and it never gets old. This is definitely one of Gene Hackman's most touching and best performances ever! Henry Thomas also gives a brilliant performance as his son, Andrew. Beautifully directed by Jerry Schatzberg, this movie illustrates everything a movie should be. You just cannot find great movies like this anymore. Although a tearjerker, this movie is true to life and makes an important statement about life and love. Why this movie is not available on DVD is incomprehensible. It should be in every family's movie collection. This movie, I believe is out of print, but if you can find it, BUY IT!! You won't be disappointed.


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