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The Stone Boy (1984)

PG | | Drama | 4 April 1984 (USA)
A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

Director:

Christopher Cain

Writer:

Gina Berriault (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Duvall ... Joe Hillerman
Jason Presson ... Arnold Hillerman
Glenn Close ... Ruth Hillerman
Susan Rinell ... Nora Hillerman (as Susan Blackstone)
Dean Cain ... Eugene Hillerman
Frederic Forrest ... Andy Jansen
Cindy Fisher ... Amalie
Gail Youngs ... Lu Jansen
Kenneth Anderson Kenneth Anderson ... Sheriff #1
John L. Strandell John L. Strandell ... Sheriff #2
Tom Duncan Tom Duncan ... Sheriff McDuff
Wilford Brimley ... George Jansen
Danna Duffy Danna Duffy ... Margaret Mathews
Quentin Rhoades Quentin Rhoades ... Clint Mathews
Mark Melander Mark Melander ... Clancy Mathews
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A Midwestern farm family faces major emotional adjustment after a tragedy results in the death of an older brother.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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In one fatal moment he stood alone. His silence so loud it was deafening.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dečak od kamena See more »

Filming Locations:

Cascade, Montana, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Duvall and Frederic Forrest appeared in The Conversation (1974), Apocalypse Now (1979), Lonesome Dove (1989), and Falling Down (1993). See more »

Goofs

When Nora and George talk at the fence, Nora's arm is on the fence when seen from behind, while from the front, she is swinging her arm. See more »

Quotes

Eva Crescent Moon Lady: Where you bond for?
Arnold Hillerman: You never heard of it.
Eva Crescent Moon Lady: Well, Reno is a good place to leave.
Arnold Hillerman: The place where I'm going to is a good place to leave.
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Alternate Versions

One ending to this movie had the boy reuniting with his father by quietly slipping up next to him at the county fair, another ending had the boy reunited with his parents when they found him distraught by the loud banging of fireworks at the county fair, reminding him of the death of his brother. See more »

Connections

Version of The Stone Boy (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby, You're So Young
Written and Sung by Mayf Nutter
Courtesy of Mayf Nutter Music, BMI
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Very interesting (but slow moving).
18 February 2001 | by srmccarthySee all my reviews

12 year old Arnald Hillerman accidentally kills his older brother Eugene. His feelings are arrested by the fact that his family can not interact with him (or feel it is not the right thing to do). His ONLY refuge is his grandfather, who is the ONLY one who seems to have compassion on him. The Realism will captivate "true-2-life" movie lovers, but will not satisfy those that desire action & thrills.


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