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The Maddening (1996)

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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)
Rett Wedding ...
Conrad
Bobby Amor ...
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Joanne
Victoria Bass ...
Lisa
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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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Burt Reynolds apparently kept a photo from his earlier movie Sam Whiskey (1969) in which he also starred with Angie Dickinson. The still was of the bedroom scene between himself and Dickinson. Reynolds apparently had the photo blown-up and then hung it over the top of his bar at his house. A caption was added to the picture. It read: "An actor's life is pure hell?". 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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I enjoyed it!
21 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Burt Reynolds finally goes completely insane in this direct-to-video psycho-horror flick about a deranged father who'll stop at nothing to protect his family secrets. Mia Sara is quite good as the hapless victim and disturbed child Jill (Candy Hutson) is entertaining.There are also some gruesome parts such as Cassie's fingernail coming off. Most people have gave this film bad reviews but i enjoyed it and would definately consider watching it again.


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