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The Unsaid (2001)

A seemingly-untroubled adolescent carries disturbing secrets that compel a psychiatrist to unearth the patient's gruesome past.

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Michael Hunter
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Kyle Hunter
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Penny Hunter
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Shelly Hunter
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University Chairman
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Barbara Lonigan
Dena Lang ...
Gina
Trevor Aikman ...
Graduate Student
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Troy Pasternak
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Brad (as David Millburn)
Max Peters ...
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Joseph Caffey
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Diana Caffey
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Storyline

Michael Hunter's lovely, beloved 17 year-old son Kyle committed suicide, although he was in therapy for depression. This ruins Michael's marriage, his daughter Shelly moves in with her mother. He stops treating patients in order to write and teach Psychotherapy, until many years later when a student gets him fascinated by the case of Thomas 'Tommy' Caffey. He was about to be released at his 18th birthday from the closed 'boys school' he was placed into after his father, Joseph, was put into jail for beating his adulterous mother to death. Michael feels that Tommy carries a big chip on his shoulder, ignores that Shelly fell for him at first sight, but is mesmerized by Tommy's resemblance (purposefully enhanced) to Kyle. There is also a revealing meeting with Tommy's dad in jail. Written by KGF Vissers

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He'll risk everything to unlock the secrets of the past.


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Rated R for violence, nudity/sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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14 September 2001 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Sins of the Father  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,641 (Brazil) (23 August 2002)
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In the US, UK, and Canada, the film was released straight to DVD, but in other parts of Europe (such as France, Italy and Spain), as well as in various Asian countries, it premiered in theaters. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy scares Shelly when she is making him a drink, her hair changes from being behind her back and ears, to in front of her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joseph Caffey: If you repeat this I will deny it. Like I have been and I always will. To my grave. Do you understand?
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Connections

Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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Belly Dancer
Written by Tommy Marolda
Published by Mar-Tune Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Records
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A Gripping Plot Full of Surprises: Don't Read Too Much Before You See It!
9 April 2013 | by (Paradise, California) – See all my reviews

This is a surprising movie that sneaks up on the viewer in many ways--starting off with a bang and never lapsing into self-indulgence or violence for it's own sake; Andy Garcia, who produced the film, obviously cares about his part and surrounded himself with actors who felt likewise, the entire cast convincing in a combination of teen problem film crossed with a psychological thriller. It is also a film about family problems, and I found it never trivial and frequently a nail-biter.

I'd never heard of this film, and would stress, with others who have written about it, that if you're thinking about watching it, you avoid written material about the plot: the surprises are half the fun!


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