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Abuse (1983)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | March 1983 (USA)
Brutally abused by his parents, teenage Thomas finds comfort in associating with a film director who is making a documentary about physical child abuse. The two fall in love, and the elder ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Richard Ryder Richard Ryder ... Larry
Raphael Sbarge ... Thomas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Baines Dennis Baines ... Waiter
Arthur J. Bressan Sr. Arthur J. Bressan Sr. ... Street Interviewee
Mickey Clark Mickey Clark ... Laura
J.J. Davis J.J. Davis ... Woman In Restaurant
Jean Garrett Jean Garrett ... Dean Kinkaid
Kathy Gerber Kathy Gerber ... Kathy Logan
Kathy Giotta Kathy Giotta ... Elaine
Jack Halton Jack Halton ... Professor Rappaport
Steve James ... Dr. Bennett (as Steve W. James)
John Kartovsky John Kartovsky ... Man In Restaurant
Julie Kurnitz Julie Kurnitz ... Street Interviewee
Billy Lux Billy Lux ... Aaron
Luba Mason ... Sara (as Luba Gregus)
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Brutally abused by his parents, teenage Thomas finds comfort in associating with a film director who is making a documentary about physical child abuse. The two fall in love, and the elder is faced with the decision of either running away with Thomas or focusing on his career and thereby letting the boy possibly be beaten to death. Written by Anonymous

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a hard look at the devastation of child abuse
6 December 2000 | by jaybobSee all my reviews

This film was made in 1982, I finally saw it. I must tell you it is a most devastating docu-drama on child abuse. We have a film student who is making a documentary about child abuse & he meets a lad of 14 who has been badly & viciously abused by his parents.Both the film student & lad are both gay . We learn about the lads abuse & other abusers (parents who abuse the small children in public playgrounds) as the story develops we all realize the lad & film maker are falling in love. This film is harrowing & sometimes hard to watch. BUT see it. You will be enthralled as I was. Jay Harris


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