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Extreme Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 22 October 1990
Disturbed by his mother's recent death, a teenage boy seeks to learn the truth.

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Philip
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David Toll
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Laura
Kimber Shoop ...
Steven
Ellie Raab ...
Melissa
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Mr. Bower
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Ms. Garfield
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Margaret Toll
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Minister
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Janine
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Cheryl
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Joanna
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Mrs. Fields
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Psychiatrist

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Storyline

A 16 year old boy disturbed by the recent death of his mother and alienated from his father begins to assemble film clips taken of his mother which clearly show her emotional disintegration. He then begins to make tapes of his own life that record his own instabilities and his attempts at connecting with his father. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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boy | depression | death of mother | See All (3) »

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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22 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Home Video  »

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1.33 : 1
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The producers were originally going to call this TV movie, "Home Video," but they did not want audiences to confuse it with the newest hit weekly show at the time, "America's Funniest Home Videos." See more »

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Not just a study of depression/suicide
18 August 2003 | by (Guerneville, California) – See all my reviews

This film belongs with others like URBANIA which question how we know reality. The central figure videotapes his life and only in the viewing of his tapes does his life become real. Although never explored, there is the implication that since he might edit the tape, he could edit reality. I would really love to have a good copy of this film if possible.


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