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Dangerous Child (2001)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 16 July 2001
A divorced mother faces the bitter irony of being suspected of child abuse when in fact her own teen son is taking verbal and physical swipes at her.

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Sally Cambridge (Delta Burke) is a single mother battiling an unhealthy relationship with her volatile ex-husband, Brad (Vyto Ruginis). Then 16-year-old Jack (Ryan Merriman), the elder of her two sons, suddenly starts exhibiting violent tendencies. Despite Sally's interventions, his behavior only worsens. In a fit of rage, he attacks Sally and critically injures his younger brother, Leo (Marc Donato). Erroneously arrested for child abuse. Sally finds her fate rests in the hands of her family.

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Hijos de la violencia  »

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The rag-doll cat, Gus, was not harmed in the making of the movie. See more »

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The cut on Sally's neck is first seen on the left side of her neck (when facing her). Later, the cut is seen near the middle of her neck on the right side. See more »

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Sally Cambridge: I know you know what time it is. Jack, Where have you been? Have you been at the mall all this time?
[Jack ignores her]
Sally Cambridge: Don't you walk away from me like that?
Jack Cambridge: Look Mom, I'm sorry I'm late. Now if you don't mind just leave me alone OK?
Sally Cambridge: Where's you're homework? I want to see it. Jack, I called Coach Young. I know he's benched you this week and next week because of your grades.
Sally Cambridge: What? Mom, I can't believe you called him! Look, I bombed a couple of English papers alright but I'm making it up.
Sally Cambridge: And ...
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Rage in a 16-year-old boy.... What's better than that?!?
27 September 2004 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I just have to agree with all of you - Ryan's play in the movie is just brilliant. All the rage and violence in one moment, and the regret and tears in the other, all very strong and pure. As a whole it is interesting to see how the story goes, but there isn't even the slightest shadow of impatience, because you just don't know what he'll do next. and the look, his eyes, filled with such hidden anger and even evil... just makes you shake...it's so real...

besides, you can almost feel the confusion that's happening in that boy's mind, just by the look on his face.

a great movie no less than 10 out of 10


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