When sheriff Barnum investigates the death of an elderly rural resident, he discovers a teenage grandson living in the basement. Raised by his grandparents, he has experienced the world only through books, never leaving the family farm. He is sent to a state home for boys where he has trouble fitting in socially. His odd appearance and unusual abilities cause the small town residents to fear and ridicule him. However, not all are afraid. Some begin to view his potential and gifts with wonderment. Written by
Robert B. Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An extraordinary encounter with another human being!
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for intense, sometimes frightening elements of theme, and for language
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Did You Know?
There was a great deal of consternation among many of the cast and crew when it came to light halfway through production that director Victor Salva
had been convicted for child molestation several years earlier. The main cause of concern was that many of the production members had brought their family to the set. See more
When the girl is lying on the bed, the lamp changes sides between shots. See more
They said a boy, right?
Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Black Rage
ROLL UP WALTZ
Written by Andrew J. Hall
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