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Child of Rage (1992)

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.

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Rob and Jill Tyler adopt 2 children named Catherine and Eric. Eric is sweet, quiet and shy and Catherine is nice at times but has these terrible violent outbursts for no apparent reason. Catherine sticks the dog with needles until the dog bleeds. She smashes Eric's head on the basement floor, causing him to go to the emergency room and tries to stab her new adoptive father with a knife while he's sleeping. Jill and Rob try to find a doctor and they eventually find Dr. Rosemary Myers. She examines Catherine and find out that she was abused by her biological father and wants Catherine to overcome this rage. Dr. Myers, Jill, and Rob preform holding therapy for Catherine and at first it doesn't seem to work, but Catherine seems to become more at ease as the therapy progresses. Written by mountain91

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Based on the 1990 short documentary of the same name " Child of rage " See more »

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Doris: [Over drinks in the strip club where Stephanie works] Stephanie, nobody's blaming you.
Stephanie: You can blame who you want. I did what I had to. He'd get drunk and come into my room. When I got bigger, I'd fight him; he'd beat me up, but I'd still fight him. And after I got to be more trouble than it was worth he started going upstairs.
Jill Tyler: [Clearly shaken] But she was just a baby...!
Stephanie: [stony-faced and indignant] ... what do you think I was? I can still hear her screaming, the dog going crazy, except one night ...
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It was a movie of the week (what else can I say?)
8 February 1999 | by (WA) – See all my reviews

A loving couple adopts two children, both who are seemingly sweet but just a little bit odd. The younger boy, Eric, seems quiet, withdrawn and just sort of walks around in a daze all've the time. The older girl, Catherine or "Cat", seems nice and helpful, but every now and then she has these...mood swings. Nobody can explain them, but suddenly Cat is constantly tearing apart the house, beating her brother, sticking the dog with needles, threatening to kill her parents, and on and on. Her mother and father are desperate to find somebody who can explain this "rage" that comes upon Cat. Finally, they somewhat succeed by confronting her mother (why she wasn't with her kids or in jail though is beyond me)and by seeking a psychiatrist. Nevertheless, Cat's rage "rages" on and causes the family much struggle. Interesting, if you like to see little kids run around and scream. It's nice how they happened to choose a name that perfectly rhymed with "brat."


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