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Drama about a teenage boy's suicide.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meredith Baxter ... Maggie Stapp
Bruce Davison ... Sam Stapp
Peter Facinelli ... Jimmy Stapp
Mae Whitman ... Rosie Stapp
Ryan Slater Ryan Slater ... Billy Stapp
Natalija Nogulich ... Lydia (as Natalia Nogulich)
Zeljko Ivanek ... Dr. Darren Walters
Eva Marie Saint ... Liz
Tina Lifford ... Susan Johnson
Scott Michael Campbell ... Matt
Raye Birk ... John Davies
Dean Norris ... Ray Johnson
Jeanne Mori Jeanne Mori ... Jane
Deborah May ... Karen
Aaron Lustig ... Mike


Drama about a teenage boy's suicide.

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Release Date:

24 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Depois de Jimmy See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When the Stapps first arrive home after Jimmy's suicide, Mrs. Stapp runs right inside the house & no one stops her. This would not be allowed, as it was still a crime scene. See more »


References Wayne's World (1992) See more »

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family mourn the death of their sons suicide
21 January 2005 | by whos_thedaddySee all my reviews

This is a very hard hitting film, and as a result contains very little in terms of joy and happiness. The majority of the film is extremely depressing and it seems that the director/writer has tried their best to upset the audience and provoke emotion right from the start.

Due to the title of the film, as well as the small summary I read in the newspaper, its quite upsetting from the start, as you know whats coming next. For the first 5-10 minutes your just waiting for Jimmy to kill himself, its obvious he has some psychological problems and possibly suffering from depression, but it seems such a drastic way of dealing with it.

However, depression is such a powerful mind state that I can understand how much it can overwhelm someone so much to cause them to do such a thing. But I think it highlights the fact that even someone that seemingly has everything going for them can get become severely depressed, despite what other people see.

But more significantly I think it highlight's the way teenagers are, such as the feeling of life bearing down on you, as well as the difficulty of making life decisions, which can be very daunting, and that growing up at this age isn't as much fun as you might think. Parents, for example, find difficult to take in, as to them , you are young and have yourwhole life ahead of you because their life has become so straightforward. But for younger people things aren't always so simple.

The film is quite hard to watch, but it does make you aware of how different people come to terms with death, and especially in the extreme case of this film. Its very well acted and draws you in due to its shocking circumstances, but you might find yourself switching it off, as I almost did, because I couldn't bear to see any more sadness. Like I said, there isn't much joy in this film, but definitely worth a watch.

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