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| Drama | May 1976 (USA)
Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl.

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Andrew Skidd ... John Robinson
Robb Judd ... Frank Holmes
Mike Upmalis ... Bruce Miller
Karen Martin ... Nora Cook
Michelle Fansett ... Fran Bailey
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Barry Belchamber
Tom Brennan
Henry Cohen
Terry Doyle
Lawrence Elion
Carl Gall
William K. Koski
Michael Lambert
Michael Lewis
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Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl.

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Teenage Psycho Killer  »

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CAD 250,000 (estimated)
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Gritty tale loosely based on actual events...
1 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Don't let the film format (16mm) fool you. This is a gritty and somewhat graphic story based on actual events which took place in Canada some 30 years ago. John Robinson is a nice 14 year old kid. He's good looking, a natural athlete and the prime suspect in a rape and murder case. The shoddy police and forensic investigation seals the boy's fate. Child witnesses also sabotage John's hope of being found innocent. The movie follows John's harrowing experience in court but also explores the complexities of teen sexuality. The star is Andrew Skidd whose stand out performance is quite moving. The editing and sound is not up to par but watching it for Skidd alone is worth it. This is a rare film to find but one you won't want to overlook.


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