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Sonny Boy (1989)

A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat. He and his transgender wife cut out the boy's tongue and raise him as a mute ... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (additional dialogue) (as Peter Desberg Ph.D.)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Pearl
... Slue
... Weasel
... Doc Bender
... Charlie P.
Savina Gersak ... Sandy
... Rose
... Sonny Boy (as Michael Griffin)
... Sheriff
Steve Ingrassia ... Deputy
Stephen Lee Davis ... Bart
Robert Broyles ... Mayor
... Father Owen
Dalene Young ... Doc Wallace
... Husband
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A small-town crime boss accepts delivery of a stolen car, only to find there's a baby in the back-seat. He and his transgender wife cut out the boy's tongue and raise him as a mute accomplice in their crimes. When the grown "Sonny Boy" escapes and tries to make contact with the outside world, the attention he draws to his warped family results in darkly-humored mayhem. Written by <kinkajou@interserv.com>

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il dono del silenzio  »

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Because of the film's bizarre nature and general failure at the box office, many theaters pulled it after only a couple of days' screenings. See more »

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Written and Performed by David Carradine
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Very VERY VERY sick! An under-rated gem.
29 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most ignored and genuinely horrific horror films I've seen, and I consider myself a connoisseur of these type of films...

This ranks with Irreversible, I Spit on Your Grave, Last House on the Left, Hostel etc for pure nauseous shock - a child's tongue is cut out by his perverted 'parents' as a birthday present which is utterly normal in the context of the film...

Forget Texas Chainsaw Massacre or The Hills Have Eyes - this is real US horror, like The Girl Next Door (though not that shocking).

Utterly nihilistic, very strange and well worth a look if you can find it!


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