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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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She always protected her son. Now she must protect herself... from him. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 comes home late when he was supposed to be looking after his little brother] Where did you go? You smell like beer! Were you out with Luke again? What if there had been an emergency?
Jack Cambridge: Mom, I was gone an hour, all right?
Sally Cambridge: You left your brother alone, he's nine years old!
Jack Cambridge: He's fine, God!
Sally Cambridge: Jack, that is not the point.
Jack Cambridge: Would you stop making it such a big deal, all right?
Sally Cambridge: A big deal, you think this is a big deal, this is nothing my friend, you are grounded, for a month! That means for the next ...
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Hmph
29 September 2001 | by kellyirene2001See all my reviews

I have this movie taped!! Little miss Sugarbaker did an excellent job, and Ryan was amazing. I didn't know he could act so well! It's about a 16 year old boy who turns violent towards his mother. I didn't think Ryan was capable of such a role, but I guess I was wrong!


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