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The Maddening (1995)

Burt Reynolds finally goes completely insane in this psycho-horror flick about a deranged father who'll stop at nothing to protect his family's secrets.

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Danny Huston

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Andrew Neiderman (book), Henry Slesar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Reynolds ... Roy Scudder
Angie Dickinson ... Georgina Scudder
Mia Sara ... Cassie Osborne
Brian Wimmer ... David Osborne
Josh Mostel ... Chicky Ross
William Hickey ... Daddy
Kayla Buglewicz Kayla Buglewicz ... Samantha Osborne
Candace Hutson ... Jill Scudder
Angela Bomford Angela Bomford ... Mrs. Plummer
Darrell Fetty ... Truman (as Darrel Fetty)
Rett Wedding Rett Wedding ... Conrad
Bobby Amor Bobby Amor ... Jake
Marie Debrey ... Joanne
Victoria Bass Victoria Bass ... Lisa
Daniel Greene ... Cop
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Storyline

David and Cassie Osborne have an argument one night. So the next morning after David goes to work, Cassie runs off to her sister's house for a few days with their daughter Samantha. Only they never get there. David starts looking for them, and her sister, Joanne, thinks David had something to do with their disappearance, and calls the police. Actually Samantha and Cassie are with Roy and Georgina Scudder, and their daughter Jill. Roy picked them up after their car broke down. The only problem is, the Scudders, who seem a little odd at first, won't let them leave or call anyone. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Never rely on the kindness of strangers. See more »

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and terror, and for some language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demencia See more »

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Thinkfactory Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Directed by Danny Huston, the chilling tension was enhanced by then child actress, Candace Huston in a key supporting role as the daughter of Burt Reynolds' and Angie Dickinson's characters. See more »

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Referenced in Decker: Sonrise (2017) See more »

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HEAVY METAL RONDO
By Dan Raziel and Jim Kremens
Courtesy of Swell Guy Music and Jumbo Songs
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Failure....
13 June 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

How low is Burt Reynolds willing to stoop, during this late phase of his career? Apparently pretty low indeed, judging from this tedious thriller that was barely released theatrically. Reynolds seems miscast in his change-of-pace villainous role, and the snail-like pacing and poor production values remove most of the "entertainment value" this movie might had possessed. (*1/2)


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