Although Mikey is just a little boy, he is capable of anything.... Every family Mikey lives with has a series of unexplained "accidents" and hence he's moved from home to home. After his original family die, accidently, Mikey is taken by authorities and placed into the care of adoptive parents. Of course they eventually come to learn that Written by
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Following the James Bulger case and on the advice of three child psychiatrists this movie was rejected for a UK video certificate in 1996 by the BBFC. It has never been resubmitted to the BBFC and thus remains banned in the UK. See more »
In the opening credits Ashley Laurence's name is spelled Ashley Lawrence with a 'W'. Her name is really spelled Ashley Laurence with a 'U'. See more »
Miss Gilder you're the best teacher I've ever had, but there is one thing you never taught me.
And what is that?
How to die!
[Shoots her in the head with a ball bearing fired from a slingshot]
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This film was actually banned in Britain since it was due for release in the same year as two ten-year-old boys abducted, tortured and murdered a two-year-old child. To this day, I don't understand that decision since nothing Mikey does reaches the scale of what those two sadistic monsters did nor does Mikey ever attempt to harm complete innocents but chooses his victims from people who have done him 'wrong'.
Anyway, I've finally managed to get my hands on a copy and I have to say, I'm quite glad I did. It's definitely not a film to be taken seriously but it can be rather funny if viewed as a dark comedy. Obviously, there's huge plot holes such as how a ten-year-old can move from place-to-place without anyone checking on his background and why these people were able to adopt him in a matter of days. However, there is something slightly humorous in watching the rather stupid adults be played by a young, calculating boy.
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