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A young boy living in 1950s suburbia suspects his parents are cannibalistic murderers.

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Bob Balaban
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randy Quaid ... Nick Laemle
Mary Beth Hurt ... Lily Laemle
Sandy Dennis ... Millie Dew
Bryan Madorsky ... Michael Laemle
London Juno London Juno ... Sheila Zellner (as Juno Mills-Cockell)
Kathryn Grody ... Miss Baxter
Deborah Rush ... Mrs. Zellner
Graham Jarvis ... Mr. Zellner
Helen Carscallen Helen Carscallen ... Grandmother
Warren Van Evera Warren Van Evera ... Grandfather
Wayne Robson ... Lab Attendant
Uriel Byfield Uriel Byfield ... Little Boy
Mariah Balaban Mariah Balaban ... Little Girl
Larry Palef Larry Palef ... Announcer
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Storyline

Michael Laemie (played by Brian Madorsky) is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Especially his father, Nick Laemie (played by Randy Quaid). Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker. Written by Jeff Mercer <riffer@afn.org>

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There's A New Name For Terror...

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Comedy | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goneis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$870,532
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in seven weeks. See more »

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When Nick Laemle slaps the cinder block basement wall, it visibly flexes. See more »

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Lab Attendant: I have here an opportunity
[holds out a pen to Michael]
Lab Attendant: this pen is made of chemicals, but if I took these same chemicals and recombined them, I could make an automobile, or an electric light! The whole world is made of chemicals Micheal, you can make anything! And if you're smart... you'll make opportunities.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Meatloaf Mambo
Music by Angelo Badalamenti
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You like David Lynch? You'll like this.
10 October 2005 | by PhillyWolvesSee all my reviews

Angelo Badalamenti does some of the music for this gem of a film.

I HIGHLY recommend this film and the acting is spectacular - casting could not have been better.

Not as surreal as Lynch's movies, but very dark and is heading in a "Lynchian" direction.

The director has been on several Seinfeld episodes as the character Russell Dalrymple, although I don't know who that character was - but I'll keep any eye out now.

Do yourself a favor and don't look at the movie cover or read ANY spoilers - just watch and enjoy.

Try it - you'll like it.

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