MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,747 this week

Child of Rage (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Mystery  -  29 September 1992 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 338 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 1 critic

A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 3570 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
a list of 136 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 458 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Child of Rage" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Child of Rage (TV Movie 1992)

Child of Rage (TV Movie 1992) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Child of Rage.
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Untamed Love (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A badly abused girl of 7 is saved from having to be admitted to an institution by a dedicated Special Education teacher whose class she's been placed in until there is an opening in the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Aaron
Stars: Cathy Lee Crosby, John Getz, Gary Frank
Child's Cry (TV Movie 1986)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A social worker (Lindsay Wagner) starts working with a shy, withdrawn 6 year old (Taliesin Jaffe) whom she believes is the victim of sexual abuse.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Peter Coyote, Taliesin Jaffe
Do You Know the Muffin Man? (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Roger Dollison, a police officer, and his wife Kendra are living the american dream. They have two children, Teddy and Sandy, and a lovely home and a dog named Rex. What they know and how ... See full summary »

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Pam Dawber, John Shea, Stephen Dorff
Earthlings (2005)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, loving father--and ruthless killer of over 100 people. You'll meet him in this powerful documentary that features one of the most vivid and ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Kuklinski, Michael Baden, Robert J. Carroll
The Bridge I (2006)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel
Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An 11 year old girl (Vanessa King) accuses her father (Art Hindle) of incest.

Director: Jorge Montesi
Stars: Art Hindle, Rosemary Dunsmore, Susan Hogan
Aokigahara (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Taku Shinjo
Stars: Aki Maeda, Shintarô Ishihara, Masahiko Tsugawa
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An insight into the lack of treatment and care unwanted Bulgarian children get in care homes. A truly harrowing and emotional experience.

Director: Kate Blewett
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Fact-based story of a legal battle fought over custody of five siblings.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sally Struthers, Lexi Randall
The Dying Rooms (TV Movie 1995)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Directors: Kate Blewett, Brian Woods
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jennifer's daughter is having nightmares and acting violently. It dawns to her that the child may be sexually abused by her father. What is she to do when the court isn't favourable in the ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Meg Tilly, Ed Begley Jr., Michael O'Keefe
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jill Tyler
...
Rob Tyler
...
...
Doris
Sam Gifaldi ...
...
Barbara
George Wallace ...
Henry
...
Dr. Rosemary Myers
...
Stephanie
Patricia Gage ...
Laurel
Terence Kelly ...
Mike
Kim Kondrashoff ...
Baby Cat's Father
Edit

Storyline

A priest and his wife adopt a brother and sister, but the girl has terrible outbursts of rage. They get her in treatment and try to find out the reason for this. Written by Erik Adelfred <eca_97gr@edu.ats.dk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

rage | dog | girl | needle | knife | See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ira de um Anjo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jill Tyler: You're a minister of the Gospel, Rob!
Rob Tyler: [Defensive] Don't you beat me up with religion! Okay? I believe in redemption, I do. But she has tried to kill twice! What if we can't reach her?
Jill Tyler: I'll tell you what I believe. That she was hurt, terribly hurt. And that pain and rage give access to evil. And that love and security opens us up to goodness and to God.
Rob Tyler: She has love, she has security.
Jill Tyler: [Starting to cry] But she can't feel it. She's never been able to feel it.
Rob Tyler: And that's the question. Will she ever?
Jill Tyler: [...]
See more »

Connections

Features Gentle Giant (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
What do you do if a child is diagnosed as homicidal?
30 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ashley Peldon is frighteningly real as "Cat" a child who grew up abused and molested, who is then adopted by Mel Harris and Dwight Schultz. Despite their love and attention, the child gets worse (the scene where she abuses the family dog is rather chilling).

Harris learns that the child had a less than ideal upbringing; again this brings up the nature/nurture debate. Harris finally encounters a therapist (Mariette Hartley) who theorizes that the rage must be tapped into, to find the source of the child's pain.

What is interesting and valuable about this Lifetime movie is that it addresses a particular pathology, how the parents attempt to deal with it, and how the health care and/or social work system cannot or will not.

Mariette Hartley, whose father committed suicide (in real life) is very credible as the therapist, discussing rage and denial issues. With problems such as this, it seems society has only begun to skim the surface. 8/10.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Some of the comments on this board are appaling to me. pixelman-1
How Cat is today bthcrlsol
Trauma CRIPES920
Documentary GFlispter
TODAY trisha12
Available to watch online baybeejune
Discuss Child of Rage (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?