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Child of Rage (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Mystery  -  29 September 1992 (USA)
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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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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>

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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: [...]
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Disturbing and Shocking....

There are tons of slasher films out there like the Paperboy (1994), Mikey (1992), the Bad Seed (1956) and the Good Son (1993), movies featuring supposedly sweet and charming children who kill and do sneaky and sadistic acts... but a true story? Child of Rage introduces us to Rob (a priest) and Jill )his wife). They are unable to conceive and decide to adopt Eric and Cathrine, two young children from the foster care system. When they arrive they both seem sweet and friendly, but in the night Cathrine kills all the baby birds in a next in the tree by the house that Eric had loved. She then proceeds to beat up her brother, stab the family dog with a sewing needle, hiding a large kitchen knife inside her stuffed teddy bear and nearly cutting out a fellow student's eye in class.

Wondering what is wrong with her, Jill seeks out Cathrine's parents with the help of Doris, the social worker. Doris breaks down and tells the story of the parents... the mother is dead, the father was an alcoholic. Doris found the two children abandoned at home in near-dead conditions. They also find an older sister, Stephanie, an exotic dancer and teen prostitute who informs Jill that the father was also a pedophile, repeatedly raping her and molesting Cathrine as a baby. He passed out drunk and Stephanie had to pull him off of her. With the help of an advanced doctor who deals with "kids who kill", Jill and Rob try to help Cathrine overcome the abuse and rage.

When Cathrine stabbed the dog, I thought it was very cruel and sadistic and that she was a brat, but she was doing all these horrible things as it turned out to deal with the abuse she suffered. This is a very disturbing movie, especially since it's a true story. The acting was exceptional, especially from Ashley Peldon, who played the childhood role of Cathrine. The only issues with it was that Cathrine was having memories of getting raped as a baby; people rarely, if ever, remember things from when they were a baby, it's near-impossible. But that one factual inconsistency could be overlooked. Also I understand the adoptive dad was a priest, but bringing the Christian-babble into the movie was unnecessary and irrelevant to the plot. I'm not against Christianity but I'm not religious and see no reason why it was in this movie.

That being said, it's a very thought-provoking movie with some good acting and soundtrack, doing its best to show a true story. The real Cathrine is grown up now, she was a real child. Strangely enough this movie was filmed in Canada. It's totally worth watching, a very inspirational and shocking story.


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