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TV-14 | | Drama, Thriller | 20 November 2015 (USA)
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A family reunion goes awry when the oldest son makes the accusation that his dying father, a famed psychiatrist who also did work for the CIA, adopted his children for the purposes of psychological experimentation.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Hirsch ... Dr. Nathaniel Shellner
Ryan O'Nan ... Tommy Shellner
C.S. Lee ... Harry
Jaime Ray Newman ... Julie
Caroline Lagerfelt ... Lillian
Joseph Lyle Taylor ... Leonard Shellner
Jake Miller Jake Miller ... Sasha
Lily Pilblad ... Sylvia
Dennis Flanagan ... Sergeant Joseph Robbins
Hayden Signoretti Hayden Signoretti ... Young Tommy
Isaac Jin Solstein ... Young Harry Shellner
Marilyn Chris ... Elizabeth Robbins
Dana Konner Dana Konner ... Young Julie Shellner
John Havel John Havel ... Young Harry
Ish Singh Ish Singh ... Child #2 Playing
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A tense psychological thriller exploring the troubled past, conflict-filled present, and uncertain future of the Shellners. 75 year-old Dr. Nathaniel Shellner's led an extraordinary life as a psychiatrist, earning himself a Nobel Prize. After having one child with his wife, Lillian, they decide to adopt from the camps where Dr. Shellner worked. Ultimately the Shellners have 5 children; Tommy, Julie, and Harry. As Dr. Shellner lies on his death bed, the family gathers for a final farewell. Untill Tommy arrives and accuses his father of adopting his children not out of love, but to use them for psychological experiments. Written by Michael Z. Wechsler

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Thriller/family drama

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Drama | Thriller

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TV-14

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Dr. Nathaniel Shellner: If a man fails his family, he fails life.
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Written by Erin Sax and Patrick Kelly
Performed by Erin Sax
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Unexpectedly unique & suspenseful
26 September 2019 | by presslyparrishSee all my reviews

I was hesitant to throw this film on initially, never having heard of it, and the poster didn't scream my style of film, but u was pleasantly surprised with a slow burning suspense feature that held my interest during the entirety of its runtime.

A family reunited when the patriarch Discovers his impending death, what is to be a family reunion quickly spins out of control when the disgruntled twin brother of a pair of siblings adopted by the man, arrives and his mind unravels, or does it?

Solid acting through out, and interesting storyline, I was not disappointed with the movie, it isn't exactly frightening, but it's very tense and surprising at times, I would highly reccomend this film to others, it needs to be recognized more than it has been, excellent little film.


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