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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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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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This is a remake of a 1967 Italian movie starring Anthony Quayle. See more »

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Miles: Can we go to the Souks and get a camel ride?
Will: I would like to visit the cemetery again. What'd I say wrong?
Miles: Yeah, let's go to the cemetery. We can see Mommy.
Andrew: [remembering what he had heard at a local Arab funeral] Yeah, and afterwards we can kill a lamb and have a feast.
Ned Rawley: Andrew, what are you talking about?
Andrew: [suddenly withdrawn, sensing he has said something inappropriate] Nothing.
Miles: [not giving up] Let's go.
Ned Rawley: I don't think so.
Will: Why not?
Ned Rawley: 'Cause I don't think it's a good idea.
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A Much Overlooked Movie
2 April 2002 | by (Kettering (Dayton), Ohio) – See all my reviews

A well-cast movie that shows Gene Hackman (Ned)- and especially Rip Torn (Will) - portraying believable Americans in a believable situation in Tunisia. As Americans we tend to suppress our emotions and ignore the deep feelings of our children. I was very moved by this film. Rip Torn's talk with Gene Hackman about the grief and feelings of Henry Thomas (Andrew), and how Hackman has misunderstood Andrew's grief and his behavior, shows some especially fine acting by Mr. Torn.

Definitely see the movie. A 9 out of 10.


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