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The Paper Boy (1994)

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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... See full summary »

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Melissa Thorpe
Marc Marut ...
Johnny McFarley
Brigid Tierney ...
Cammie Thorpe
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Brian
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Mrs. Rosemont
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Diana
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Mr. McFarley
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Brenda
Jenny Campbell ...
Tiffany
Mathieu Kermoyan ...
Uri
Claire Riley ...
Jeanne Stalcup
Derek Johnston ...
Brenda's Boyfriend
Bobo Vian ...
Dora
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Travis
Frelin ...
Peaches
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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot in 25 days. See more »

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In the beginning, an old woman is suffocated by a plastic bag by the paperboy. You see her face behind the plastic bag as she dies, and her mouth is wide open. It cuts, and the paperboy removes the plastic from the woman's head. Her mouth is now closed. See more »

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Johnny McFarley: It was supposed to be us! The Family!
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The greatest thriller of all time (no, really)
15 August 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is fantastic. It has it all. A crazy child, a badly-dressed school teacher and gratuitous chuck taylor footage.

From the very beginning I knew I'd struck gold with this gem. Marc Marut is amazing as the looney-tune Johnny and the scene where he says, 'Bow wow' before bashing a dog to death is truly horrific.

Well done Marc! You are a great actor - don't let anyone tell you otherwise.


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