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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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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

At 1:14:42, The ambulance that takes Leo to the hospital the camera shot is reversed so the word 'Ambulance', is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Sally Cambridge: That was so rude! How would you like it if I talked to your friends like that?
Jack Cambridge: I don't have friends like that, Mom, that guy's a loser!
Sally Cambridge: What is the matter with you? Do you just not want me to have dinner with him?
Jack Cambridge: I don't care what you do, now i have to use the bathroom, so get out of my way.
Sally Cambridge: No, not until you answer me.
Jack Cambridge: You don't want to move, fine.
[Jack shoves her out of the way]
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References Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) See more »

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I loved it!!
3 August 2003 | by ditzyemilySee all my reviews

i really enjoyed this movie it was great i really liked ryan merriman in this more serious roll i have to admitt when he knocked out his brother and ryan started to cry also this is a very powerful movie and i defintently suggest u watch it!! thanx 4 ur time!!


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