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Deadly Friend (1986)

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Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down ... See full summary »

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William H. Faeth ...
Doctor in Sam's Room (as William H. Faeth M.D.)
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Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down some stairs and kills her. In an effort to save her life, Paul implants BB's computer brain into Samantha's human brain. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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10 October 1986 (USA)  »

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Obsesión fatal  »

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$8,988,731 (USA)
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Wes Craven once said this about reasons for re-shoots and adding gorier scenes in his original version of Deadly Friend; "We started off doing a picture that Warner Bros. indicated they wanted to do, a macabre love story with a twist. About five weeks into the shoot, they realized who i was and told me not to be inhibited by what they had told me in the past...So, in the last weeks of shooting i made up one little nightmare scene and put it into the film. It was the big hit of the screening. So, then, they came to me and said listen, what we need is more of that stuff. What we're doing is adding to the deaths of few people, a jump for the beginning, a new closing scene and two nightmares-that sort of Wes Craven touch." After negative reactions from preview audience who saw Craven's first cut of the movie and wanted more gorier film, it was re-edited and more gorier deaths and all other scenes which were re-shot were included, but these scenes only made movie to look like a mess of two different genres; family film and horror film. While new scenes were added, some others like more scenes between Paul and Samantha that would made movie more of a love story as originally intended were deleted, probably for pacing and length because it was decided that movie was gonna be released as fast-paced horror. See more »

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When Samantha lifts the bully up, you can very faintly see the wires holding him up. See more »

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Tom: Hey, she's dead? Hey, what the hell are you doing, you didn't say anything about a dead body, we were supposed to save her life!
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OK horror from Craven.
30 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

A few people have said that it's an undiscovered treasure, more people have stated that it's possibly Wes Craven's worst movie (haven't they seen "Shocker"?); I simply found it to be an OK, average horror offering that merely helps you kill two hours. The first half plays almost like a well-observed drama, but after Swanson has been "resurrected" the film becomes just too silly to work. The "infamous" basketball scene, however, is undeniably great; you'll have to rewind the tape multiple times to get the full effect of it! (**1/2)


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