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Troubled Child (2012)

The Boarder (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama | 25 July 2012 (USA)
Inspired by true-life events, this is the sobering story of the Williams family and their process of coping with an adopted child suffering from Reactive Attachment Disorder.

Director:

Jolene Adams

Writers:

Jolene Adams (additional material by), Jolene Adams (revisions) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Scott Harris ... Carl Williams
Leslie Stevens ... Annika Williams
Carlton Wilborn ... Zeb Williams
Patrick J. Nicolas Patrick J. Nicolas ... Jarren Williams
McKenzie Clayton McKenzie Clayton ... Lexi Williams
Dee Wallace ... Elizabeth
Eric St. John ... Officer Sullivan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gerald Castillo Gerald Castillo ... Mike
Ray Chang ... Dad
Hallie Cowles Hallie Cowles ... Young Patient
Josh Dizon Josh Dizon ... Joe
Briana Ferrari Briana Ferrari ... Billie
Phyllis Haverkamp Phyllis Haverkamp ... Ms Tate
Zac Heath Zac Heath ... Coach Tomes
Humphrey Humphrey ... Willie
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Storyline

Not long after Carl is adopted, his new mother begins seeing a different side of him than anyone else. As she becomes more and more distressed, bizarre things continue happening, and the family slowly begins to see that maybe their mother isn't imagining things, and there's more to Carl than originally thought. Written by Maiden Hill

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Troubled Child See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$195,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Winner of three awards at the Women's Independent Film Festival: Best Narrative Feature (Jane Ryan), Best Directing (Jolene Adams) and Best Actor (Leslie Stevens). See more »

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Interesting topic but unbearable to watch
6 March 2019 | by jmdarden-25102See all my reviews

Okay, not sure about anybody else but in my view, the only thing worse than the acting in this, um, movie is the "Christian" aspect, dropped like verbal bombs in every few sentences in the first few sickeningly sweet minutes. We get it, a perfect family - you don't have to be Christian for that. Honestly, I'm bailing before 10 minutes, the acting and over- enhanced digital color are making me nauseous. This topic interests me, thought I might learn some things but can't even get there due to the d grade, TV-movie-of-the-week production. Maybe the Christian budget couldn't swing it, ha ha, given the billion dollar industry that it is...


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