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The Paper Boy (1994)

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A homicidal twelve-year-old paperboy becomes obsessed with a woman and her daughter next-door, and he'll do anything to make his fantasy of the "perfect family" come alive.

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Brian
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Mrs. Rosemont
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Storyline

A paper-boy murders an old lady only to lure her family from the city out to the country. As each day passes the paper-boy tries to make friends with the family. Once the family sees what a sicko he is, they banish him from their lives. Then the terror begins. Written by <chopp@gte.net>

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16 November 1994 (USA)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The mother drives up to the paper boy's house, and she leaves her door open and runs up and into the house. Then, when she escapes the house, she goes to her car. Now, the car door is closed and the doors are locked. The paper boy could not have closed and locked the car, because he was inside the house the whole time. See more »

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Johnny McFarley: [after killing Mrs. Rosemont] Ding Dong the witch is dead!
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No this is not the kid from "Better Off Dead".
18 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

A cross between "The Crush" and "Bad Seed". Nothing original here. The paperboy is obsessed with his neighbor, and will eliminate anyone who gets in his way. Marc Marut is very creepy as the title character, and "Greatest American Hero" William Katt has a supporting role. This is an adequate movie for a script we've seen hundreds of times before, if you're into this sort of thing. I would have liked to hear him say "I want my two dollars!" at least once, though.


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