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The Stone Boy (1984)

 -  Drama  -  4 April 1984 (USA)
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A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

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A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

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In one fatal moment he stood alone. His silence so loud it was deafening.

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While waiting for the bus, Lu adjusts her hair, and her hand jumps from her brow to her side. See more »

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Andy Jansen: Days are years and years are days when it comes to sorrow. There ain't no such thing as time. It's the way it is.
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Version of The Stone Boy (1960) See more »

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Jamboree In The Hills
Written and Sung by Mayf Nutter
Courtesy of Mayf Nutter Music, BMI
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Sealed-off from emotion...literally
4 December 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Rural family drama--with perhaps a nod to "Ordinary People"--concerns a young boy who withdraws into himself after fatally wounding his older brother in a shooting mishap. Despite downbeat subject matter (given mercilessly glum treatment by director Christopher Cain), there are some dynamics in this sad story worth exploring. Unfortunately, the isolated farming atmosphere and the reluctance of the adult characters to take charge of the situation render the film a stultifying experience. What with Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, and Wilford Brimley in the cast, the movie is nearly a small-scaled reunion of "The Natural". Too bad this project didn't get the necessary talent behind the camera to really eke out a gripping, memorable picture. *1/2 from ****


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