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Disturbing Behavior (1998)

The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve Clark
... Rachel Wagner
... Andy Effkin
... Gavin Strick
... Officer Cox
... Dr. Edgar Caldicott
... Lindsay Clark
... Dorian Newberry
... Allen Clark
... Nathan Clark
... Cynthia Clark
... Charles 'Chug' Roman
... Ferry Guy
... Trent Whalen
... Mr. Rooney
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Storyline

After the suicide of the teenager Allen Clark, his family decides to move from Chicago to the quiet Cradle Bay Island seeking a peaceful life for the siblings Steve and Lindsay Clark. When Steve joins the local high-school, the outcast Gavin Strick befriends Steve and introduces his also rejected friend Rachel Wagner to the newcomer. Gavin exposes to Steve in the refectory the punks, the nerds and the different tribes of the school and he defends the weird theory that a sinister force changes the behavior of the annoyingly perfect "Blue Ribbons", a group of good students that wear identical jackets and gather in the Yogurt Shoppe. Further he tells that he had witnessed the blue ribbon Andy Efkin killing their schoolmate Mary Jo that is missing and the local Officer Cox covering the murder. Steve does not believe on Gavin words, but when his friend is submitted to the treatment of Dr. Edgar Caldicott and immediately changes his behavior, joining the Blue Ribbons, Steve and Rachel ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It doesn't matter if you're not perfect. You will be. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language, and drug content | See all certifications »

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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Perturbados  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,070,714, 26 July 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,411,331, 27 September 1998
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Trivia

In some markets the film lasted only a week in cinemas. See more »

Goofs

When Gavin leaves the building after seeing his parents want him go join the club. He is walking on a log and talking but his mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

[U.V. isn't sure if Steve Clark is now one of the Blue Ribbons]
U.V.: Wait man, what's the capital of North Dakota?
Steve Clark: How the fuck should I know?
U.V.: All right. You're still okay.
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Crazy Credits

Voices at the end of the credits say Main Commands of Dr. Caldicott's Program: "Let the light get into you... yes, slowly". BETTY CALDICOTT: "Meet the musical little creatures that hide among the flowers". LORNA LONGLEY: "Treat yourself". See more »

Connections

References The X-Files (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Gods Of Basketball
Music by The Flys
Lyrics by Adam Paskowitz
Performed by The Flys
Courtesy of Trauma Records
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Entertaining!
31 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

James Marsden and Katie Holmes star in this teen thriller involving teenage kids getting brainwashed! I expected a fairly bad movie but I didn't mind this flick! It was an enjoyable yarn that didn't try and go overboard at the end!

Although I can't say I'd rush out to see it again, I think it's worth a look! Because I wasn't expecting much and I was entertained for 90 minutes. Plus I liked the whole concept! *** out of *****!


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