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Before and After (1996)

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Two parents deal with the effects when their son is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

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When teenage son Jacob is being accused of murdering his girlfriend, the well-respected and close-knit Ryan family is in turmoil. Jacob flees, father Ben destroys possible evidence, the village community turns hostile and mother Carolyn is forced to temporarily close her doctor's practice. Then Jacob gets arrested and soon finds himself and his family entangled in a web of truth, trust and lies, all on his way to court. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t_prod@hotmail.com>

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A murder. A suspect. A shadow of a doubt.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images of violence, brief strong language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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23 February 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Antes y después  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,292,000 (USA)
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In the scene where Meryl Streep enters a court room to appear in front of the grand jury in the front row (in the middle of the frame) sits a young Paul Giamatti as an extra his head turned around to have a look at her. See more »

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When Ben and Jacob pull to the side of the road and get out of the car to talk, the right blinker is on. When they get back in, the blinker is off. See more »

Quotes

[Jude visits her and Jake's tree house]
Judith Ryan: Jake? I know you don't wanna talk, but I just need to see you. Can I come up? Please?
[No response. Jude turns away, dejected. Then, the ladder falls down. Jude climbs up]
Judith Ryan: Can I just ask you one question?
[Jake says nothing]
Judith Ryan: Did you ever really go anywhere, Jake?
[Jake still says nothing]
Judith Ryan: Okay. That's cool. I understand. But, just so you know, when you were in that jail, I tried to come. They wouldn't let me. Jake, I really wanted to see you. They act like ...
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Problem Child
22 December 2000 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Edward Furlong, somehow always manages to star in some good films and that probably is due to the fact that he chooses scripts in which he is something of a problem child or a social outcast. Anyway he always is a child that is far from normal and mostly a child out of luck. In T2 his mum is in the loony bin, in American History X he plays a full blown neo nazi, in this one he is wanted for murder. I could go on like this, but I do not want to bore you. Anyway the cast kind of speaks for itself, Liam Neeson, Meryl Streep plus Furlong, who is always good as the ‘problem child' or the outcast or the ‘strange one'. The names imply what this film is and fortunately not only they deliver a good performance, but so do all other actors and the director and on top of that the script is good too. No fast paced thriller this is though it is more or less of a simple crime movie that is somehow touchy (no not a drama). I enjoyed it and you might want to check it out too if you like these kind of movies, or as I maybe only because I like almost all of Furlong's movie I have seen.

7 out of 10


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