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Disturbing Behavior (1998)

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

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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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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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Early in the film the sheriff refers to an up coming football game with Knights Ridge. Knights Ridge was the setting of Beautiful Girls (1996), which was also written by this films writer, Scott Rosenberg. See more »

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In the Yogurt Shoppe, Trent's hand goes from one of Steve's shoulders to the other and back again. 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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Crazy Credits

If the opening credits are watched frame by frame, 2-3 frame bursts are seen that are relevant to the story. These depict the process by which Dr Caldicott performs his operation, including a shot of a slow moving needle and an eye that has been clamped open. See more »

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References Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982) See more »

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Have You Never Been Mellow
Written by John Farrar
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd.
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Entertaining!
31 August 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

James Marsden and Katie Holmes star in this teen thriller involving teenage kids getting brainwashed! I expected a fairly bad movie but I didn't mind this flick! It was an enjoyable yarn that didn't try and go overboard at the end!

Although I can't say I'd rush out to see it again, I think it's worth a look! Because I wasn't expecting much and I was entertained for 90 minutes. Plus I liked the whole concept! *** out of *****!


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