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Things go terribly wrong when a troubled young man who works in a mental institution sets out to seduce a patient who has accidentally escaped.


Christopher Haifley (as Chris Haifley)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Scott ... Ronnie Schwann
Mark Pellegrino ... Keith Schwann
Fini Goodman Fini Goodman ... Sara
Aimee Graham ... Kelly
Jennifer Darling ... Mamma
Matt Casado Matt Casado ... Ratt
Brian Austin Green ... Stanley
Marlow Wyatt Marlow Wyatt ... Margaret
Susan Han ... Betty
Brian Card Brian Card ... Bob Dick
Danny Molina ... Larry
Mickey Strasser Mickey Strasser ... Officer Stricland
Brian Lally ... Officer Irwin
Kenny Baldwin Kenny Baldwin ... Officer Reed
Julie Wallace Julie Wallace ... Cab Driver


Ronnie Schwann, a young man regarded as "slow," has affections for Sarah, a young woman who stays at Hope House, a facility for the mentally ill. Though Ronnie works at Hope House he doesn't follow procedure when he finds Sarah wandering outside the confines. He secrets her away, planning a seduction. His plans go awry, however, when his older brother, Keith, returns from prison. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, drug use, violence and some nudity | See all certifications »






Release Date:

January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mamma Tried See more »

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Very good and not what you'd expect...
16 April 2004 | by GizNoFukSee all my reviews

Im not sure why i bought this - I had not seen it or even ever heard of it and it doesnt even look very good based on the cover. I think it was something in the description on the back cover that tipped me off that this might be something out of the norm.. At any rate, this was the case. This is not a horror movie as you would think from the cover, in fact its not scary at all and doesnt try to be.

I dont feel like going into details, really i just wanted to add another positive review for a very good but unknown movie. Off beat but realistic. This will not appeal to alot of people but if you have an open mind and like indie-ish/different movies you quite possibly will like this alot.

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