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Sonny Boy (1989)

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A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat. He and his transvestite "wife" cut out the boy's tongue and raise him as a mute ... See full summary »

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A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat. He and his transvestite "wife" cut out the boy's tongue and raise him as a mute accomplice in their crimes. When the grown "Sonny Boy" escapes and tries to make contact with the outside world, the attention he draws to his warped family results in darkly-humored mayhem. Written by <kinkajou@interserv.com>

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Il dono del silenzio  »

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Brad Dourif once referred to the movie as "the first real heavy-metal fable." He admitted that he didn't understand the movie, yet he was drawn to its strangeness. See more »

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Gotta see it, if u can find it.
13 October 1999 | by (TX) – See all my reviews

This movie is a one of a kind. Dark comedy is the best way to describe it. Definitely worth seeing (if just to see David Carradine wearing a dress, though it has much more to offer). The guy from Midnight Express plays another ruthless character in top form.


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