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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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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Odd setting and stifled performances make for an uncomfortable family weeper...
15 May 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Two young brothers, motherless and now relying on their workaholic father, try becoming closer to their only surviving parent while stationed in Tunisia. Director Jerry Schatzberg, working from an incredibly dull screenplay by Barra Grant, via Florence Montgomery's novel, never shakes the lead out, and the picture seems stillborn as a result. Henry Thomas, one of the most intuitive child actors of this era, doesn't match up well with Gene Hackman; the two are supposed to be estranged, but there's no connection between them at the finale, either. A depressing experience, with the curious location not helping matters. * from ****


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