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Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  24 July 1998 (USA)
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The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

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After the suicide of the teenager Allen Clark, his family decides to move from Chicago to the quiet Cradle Bay Island seeking a peaceful life for the siblings Steve and Lindsay Clark. When Steve joins the local high-school, the outcast Gavin Strick befriends Steve and introduces his also rejected friend Rachel Wagner to the newcomer. Gavin exposes to Steve in the refectory the punks, the nerds and the different tribes of the school and he defends the weird theory that a sinister force changes the behavior of the annoyingly perfect "Blue Ribbons", a group of good students that wear identical jackets and gather in the Yogurt Shoppe. Further he tells that he had witnessed the blue ribbon Andy Efkin killing their schoolmate Mary Jo that is missing and the local Officer Cox covering the murder. Steve does not believe on Gavin words, but when his friend is submitted to the treatment of Dr. Edgar Caldicott and immediately changes his behavior, joining the Blue Ribbons, Steve and Rachel ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Perfection is every teenage student's co-pilot. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,070,714 (USA) (24 July 1998)

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$17,411,331 (USA) (25 September 1998)
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In some markets the film lasted only a week in cinemas. See more »

Goofs

In the early classroom scene with Mr. Rooney, the word "tomorrow" is misspelled as "tommorrow" in "Tomorrow's Assignment" on the chalkboard. It's doubtful that an arrogant English teacher would misspell this word. See more »

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Dr. Edgar Caldicott: Every time one of these kids gets a hard-on they go out and beat somebody with it!
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Dead on Target
23 August 2003 | by (Wicklow, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on TV and missed the first 15 minutes. I thought the movie was great so I bought the DVD and haven't stopped watching it yet. Every actor is perfect for their roles (although William Sadler's accent is ridiculous), every location looks like it was created to be in this movie (several locations are in "The 6th Day") and the story was great.

Although basically just a rehash of the Stepford Wives, this movie is set for for teen audiences and director David Nutter makes the story seem completely original.

The story is this: A boy and his family move to Cradle Bay to try and escape the memories of his brother, who committed suicide. When the boy, Steve (played by X-Men star James Marsden) starts school he quickly makes friends with outcast Gavin (Nick Stahl of T3), who explains to Steve that something fishy is going on as his friends have traded in their sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyles to join the Blue Ribbons, the straight-A good boy jocks and cheerleaders. Gavin then introduces Steve to his friend Rachael (the talented Katie Holmes) who he falls in love with. Inevitably, Gavin becomes a Blue Ribbon. Steve and Rachael then try to find out what is going on and how to stop it while trying to stop themselves becoming part of the group.

This is a great story of love and paranoia. The lunch room "Freak Roll Call" is a scene not to be missed.

The only problem is the way the film has been edited. On the DVD are 10 additional scenes which expand on such stories such as Steve's parents fearing he will commit suicide like his brother (which is irrelevent in the theatrical cut) and expansions on the paranoia. There is also an alternate ending that shows us an exciting final confrontation between Steve and Gavin. This movie was rushed into cinemas and not properly done so it becomes a standard teen flick.

My advice, rent or watch this movie on TV and if you enjoy it slightly, go purchase the DVD to broaden and expand you're enjoyment of this film. Enjoy!


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