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Bad Seed (2000)

Preston Tylk (original title)
Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he discovers that his wife, Emily, whom he adores, is having an affair, he is devastated. Storming out of the house, he returns later only to find her brutally murdered.

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Emily Tylk
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Dillon
Tom Kelly ...
Randy
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Art Casey
Scott Nath ...
Student
Clifford Fetters ...
Wally (as Cliff Fetters)
Casi Nicole Wilkerson ...
Paramedic
Lyssa Orchid ...
Neighbor
Jonah Rodriguez ...
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Police Officer
Greg Michaels ...
Police Officer
Jonathan Kedj ...
Police Officer
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Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he discovers that his wife, Emily, whom he adores, is having an affair, he is devastated. Storming out of the house, he returns later only to find her brutally murdered.

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Mystery | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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6 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Bad Seed  »

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Jonathan Casey: If I have to take away everything that matters to you, I swear to God I will break you. Then I'm gonna kill you.
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Better Things
Written by Jesse Tobias, Angie Hart and Shelly Peiken
Performed by Splendid
Courtesy of Mammoth Records
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP); Sake-Induced Music (ASCAP);
Warner-Tamerland Publishing Corp./Mushroom Music Int. and Sushi Too/Hidden Pun Music
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
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"Preston Tylk" now "Bad Seed", makes you appreciate your own relationship.
3 June 2001 | by (Studio City, California) – See all my reviews

After seeing Jon Bokenkamp's directorial debut "Preston Tylk" (Bad Seed), I kept wondering what drives a woman to have an affair? This is the core question of this film. Men tend to focus so much on work and their lives outside the home, that it's easy for them to neglect what they have at home.

Generally speaking, most women don't cheat unless they're extremely unhappy in their relationship. This is what happens to Preston Tylk when, in the opening minute of the film, we discover his wife is having an affair. Preston storms off in a huff and when he returns, he finds his wife dead. Who killed her? What happened? Was it her lover? That's what we think at first. But when the deranged lover points his twisted finger at Preston and blames HIM for her death, things take off.

What follows is an exploration of a man coming to grips with the fact that he may've pushed his late wife into the arms of another man who may or may not have killed her.

Dennis Farina gives a top notch performance and Kurt Kuenne's score will bring you to tears.


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