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Flowers in the Attic (1987)

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Children are hidden away in the attic by their conspiring mother and grandmother.

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Cory (as Ben Ganger)
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Marshall Colt ...
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Grandfather
Brooke Fries ...
Flower Girl
Alex Koba ...
John Hall
Leonard Mann ...
Bruce Neckels ...
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Narrator (voice) (as Clare C. Peck)
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After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritence she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder... Written by David Gibson <djg6@ukc.ac.uk>

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They have come to a house where secrets are kept....where the future is haunted by the past.....where the innocent live in the shadow of sin.....where a dark legacy awaits to destroy all who defy it..... See more »


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20 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Flores en el ático  »

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$15,151,736 (USA)
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Virginia C. Andrews:  the author of "Flowers In The Attic" appears as a window washer. See more »

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Very obvious wig on Cathy as she gets a haircut from Chris in the bathroom. See more »

Quotes

[about his grandmother]
Chris: Look at you in your black dress. Your fancy jewels. Your pinched face. We're not afraid of you! We laugh at you! Do you hear that? We laugh!
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The movie was great!
17 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie way back in like 1989 and LOVED it. So much that my mom purchased me a copy for Christmas one year. I can't say how many times I've seen this film..at least 100...so much that my tape of it broke because the film inside was all worn out! Lol! I'm reading some of the posts and think that they are a bit harsh. I do understand that the movie wasn't as outlined off the book as it could have been, however, what they taped still made for a GREAT film. Along with the music and acting, I thought it was awesome. I'm watching the movie right now in fact on HBO and I must say after all these years I still get chills off the music..AAHH, AHHH, AHHH, AHHH, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah...I actually learned to play this song on my keyboard!


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