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The Paper Boy (1994)

A homicidal twelve-year-old paperboy becomes obsessed with a woman and her daughter next-door, and he'll do anything to make his fantasy of the "perfect family" come alive.

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A paper-boy murders an old lady only to lure her family from the city out to the country. As each day passes the paper-boy tries to make friends with the family. Once the family sees what a sicko he is, they banish him from their lives. Then the terror begins. Written by <chopp@gte.net>

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film is considered a remake of Mikey (1991) which has a similar plot to this film. See more »

Goofs

The mother drives up to the paper boy's house, and she leaves her door open and runs up and into the house. Then, when she escapes the house, she goes to her car. Now, the car door is closed and the doors are locked. The paper boy could not have closed and locked the car, because he was inside the house the whole time. See more »

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Johnny McFarley: God hates stupid children!
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Referenced in Rosewood Lane (2011) See more »

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I think the movie was alright, its not as bad as some may say it is.
3 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

I watched the movie just today and I thought it was more hilarious than it was scary or a thriller. I don't know anyone who's actually found that movie scary, so obviously it isn't. I think I was probably in an energetic movie since I laughed the whole time. Just at the way Johny reacted to things.

The cool thing about this movie about how Johny (Marc Marut) is very devilish and too obsessed, but most good movies aren't realistic at all. Hes a young kid around the age of 12-15 who has an obsession for a woman and his obsession goes a little too far causing people to die since they get in the way. I suspected that kid to be evil since he has some sort of innocent, yet a smart-a** side to him and its really disturbing. Many people will say it was a tasteless, corny and pretty lame movie, but the young actor couldn't have played his part better. He was really convincing!

I'm not going to give a summary/ending or the whole point of the movie since thats a surprise for everyone else and I'm no good at it. I think the young actor plays a purfect part in it.


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