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Dangerous Child (2001)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 16 July 2001
A divorced mother faces the bitter irony of being suspected of child abuse when in fact her own teen son is taking verbal and physical swipes at her.

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Graeme Campbell

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Karen Stillman (story), Karen Stillman (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Delta Burke ... Sally Cambridge
Ryan Merriman ... Jack Cambridge
Vyto Ruginis ... Brad Cambridge
Marc Donato ... Leo Cambridge
Barclay Hope ... Frank
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Margo
Deborah Odell ... Marcia
Richard Zeppieri
Tamsin Kelsey ... Virginia
Dan Petronijevic ... Luke
Asia Vieira ... Kayla
Patricia Wanstall Patricia Wanstall ... Amber
Jonathan Payne ... Seth
Linda Salkeld Linda Salkeld ... Wendy
Ari Cohen ... Guidance Counselor
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Storyline

Sally Cambridge (Delta Burke) is a single mother battiling an unhealthy relationship with her volatile ex-husband, Brad (Vyto Ruginis). Then 16-year-old Jack (Ryan Merriman), the elder of her two sons, suddenly starts exhibiting violent tendencies. Despite Sally's interventions, his behavior only worsens. In a fit of rage, he attacks Sally and critically injures his younger brother, Leo (Marc Donato). Erroneously arrested for child abuse. Sally finds her fate rests in the hands of her family.

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How can you live in fear of your own son? See more »

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hijos de la violencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada

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The video game system Leo is playing is a Sony PlayStation 1. See more »

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The cut on Sally's neck is first seen on the left side of her neck (when facing her). Later, the cut is seen near the middle of her neck on the right side. See more »

Quotes

Sally Cambridge: [Jack is sitting on his bed drinking from a glass] Sit up and look at me, now.
Jack Cambridge: What?
Sally Cambridge: What?
Sally Cambridge: I have to leave a meeting with a client, no; a potential client because my son has been arrested for shoplifting?
Jack Cambridge: Look, mom, it wasn't shoplifting, okay?
Sally Cambridge: Oh, excuse me, what was it then, amnesia?
Jack Cambridge: I was looking at the candles, I put them in my pocket, and, I forgot.
Sally Cambridge: Candles?
Jack Cambridge: Look, I told you...
Sally Cambridge: Pink candles?
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Pulls Its Punches
21 December 2002 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

The thing that struck me about this TVM were the two leads . Delta Burke looks like Monica Lewinsky`s older sister while Ryan Merriman looks like David Duchovny`s kid brother . It`s uncanny it really is.

The problem I had with this issues based TVM is that it pulls its punches . Jack doesn`t actually come across as the twisted tortured youth that lyricists like Roger Waters or Matt Johnson write about , nor does he make a convincing mother beating thug . And being a TVM you just know it won`t be ending in a graphic and senseless murder

And there seems to be an element of people coming onto this IMDB site in order to give a DANGEROUS CHILD 10 out of 10 . Almost a quarter of people who voted for it gave it a ten . It`s by no means the worst TVM ever but it`s not LORD OF THE RINGS either . I gave it a four out of ten


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