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Little Boy Blue (1997)

R | | Drama | August 1998 (Sweden)
Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, who have an ... See full summary »

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Jimmy West / Danny Knight
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Doris Knight
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Motel Clerk
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Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, who have an incestuous relationship at the insistence of the dad; and, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he goes to murderous lengths to keep it hidden. The young man, Jimmy, who sleeps out in the shed, has suspicions, but little comes out until a Yankee woman of middle age comes to town looking for a dead private eye. And why does dad keep calling Jimmy, "little boy blue"? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Murder. Seduction. Revenge.

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Rated R for some strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Wait till Dawn - Warte bis es dunkel wird...  »

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In a flashback, Kaitlin Hopkins plays a younger version of the character played by Shirley Knight. Kaitlin Hopkins is the real-life daughter of Shirley Knight. See more »

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At the end of the movie, a policeman buys a six pack of local Texas beer, the bottles of which are dark brown. They remove the six pack from the brown bag and put it on the table. After Doris Knight talks for a while, the beers become the Dutch import Heineken, and the beer package seems to be back in the brown bag again. See more »

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Hand To Mouthville
Written & performed by Kacy Crowley
Courtesy of Carpe Diem Records
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Good performances, okay story, mediocre film.
23 February 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Little Boy Blue" tells the story of a rural Texas trailer trash family with an abusive Vietnam vet patriarch (Savage), a teenaged son (Phillippe) who has sex with the mother (Kinski), and a pair of young sons. Laboring over one dysfunctional moment after another, this dark and ominous drama manages solid performances from a solid cast while it squanders everything on the setup and then sprints to the end in the denouement. More could have been made of the "hook" which comes off like too little, too late. A good watch for those into dark dramas about dysfunctional people and families.


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