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The Maddening (1996)

R | | Thriller | 18 June 1996 (USA)
Burt Reynolds finally goes completely insane in this psycho-horror flick about a deranged father who'll stop at nothing to protect his family's secrets.

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David Osborne
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Chicky Ross
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Daddy
Kayla Buglewicz ...
Samantha Osborne
Candace Hutson ...
Jill Scudder
Angela Bomford ...
Mrs. Plummer
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Truman (as Darrel Fetty)
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David and Cassie Osborne have an argument one night. So the next morning after David goes to work, Cassie runs off to her sister's house for a few days with their daughter Samantha. Only they never get there. David starts looking for them, and her sister, Joanne, thinks David had something to do with their disappearance, and calls the police. Actually Samantha and Cassie are with Roy and Georgina Scudder, and their daughter Jill. Roy picked them up after their car broke down. The only problem is, the Scudders, who seem a little odd at first, won't let them leave or call anyone. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Rated R for violence and terror, and for some language | See all certifications »
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This is the only ever true theatrical horror movie made with Burt Reynolds. However, the children's fantasy movie Frankenstein and Me (1996) which featured Reynolds comes close to being classified a horror movie. See more »

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HEAVY METAL RONDO
By Dan Raziel and Jim Kremens
Courtesy of Swell Guy Music and Jumbo Songs
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An entertaining and violent drama
25 August 1999 | by (Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The most important and especial aspect of this motion picture is Burt Reynolds' performance. Here, he plays Roy Scudder, a simple, but dangerous and angry man who will do everything to protect his family's secrets.Reynolds is terrific,and this is a good chance to see him making different roles.His eyes resemble the ones of a hunter.Although very interesting, and sometimes extremely violent, The Maddening is a bit slow,and suffers due the poor production and the weak direction by Danny Huston.Over all,the movie has some memorable actings and moments (like the ending, or the confrontation between Reynolds and Sara's characters-there is a particular powerful and dramatic moment in which Roy talks about his father, in an impressive line "...watching me...watching me, and hating me, hating me because I was normal...and I hated him!because he wasn't!"). Mia Sara is great, and her chemistry worked so well with Reynolds that the star invited her to participate in his thriller Hard Time,and Angie Dickinson is also worth of mention.Even having some defects, The Maddening is a good entertainment...


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