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Mom and Dad (2017)

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A teenage girl and her younger brother must survive a wild 24 hours during which a mass hysteria of unknown origin causes parents to turn violently on their own kids.


Brian Taylor


Brian Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Brent
Selma Blair ... Kendall
Anne Winters ... Carly
Zackary Arthur ... Josh
Robert T. Cunningham Robert T. Cunningham ... Damon (as Robert Cunningham)
Olivia Crocicchia ... Riley
Lance Henriksen ... Mel
Marilyn Dodds Frank Marilyn Dodds Frank ... Barbara
Samantha Lemole ... Jenna
Joseph D. Reitman ... Homeroom Teacher
Rachel Melvin ... Jeanne
Bobby Richards ... Dan
Sharon Gee Sharon Gee ... Sun-Yi
Edwin Lee Gibson ... Mr. Hall
Brionne Davis ... Tanner


Something terrible is definitely happening in the a peaceful suburban community as, day by day, former caring parents mysteriously turn into ravenous carriers of an unfathomable pandemic that targets their offspring. Suddenly, like every son and daughter in the entire nation, teenage Carly and Josh Ryan must run for their lives, as the rage-filled murderous intent is as unstoppable as it is inexplicable. Before long, the Ryans' usual simmering familial tensions take on a completely different meaning. Kids, stop hiding. Mom and Dad love you so much. Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They brought you into this world. Now, they'll take you out. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing horror violence, language throughout, some sexual content/nudity and teen drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


John Waters named this film among his top 10 favorites released in 2018. Ironically, it shares a title with Mom and Dad (1945), a film that Waters has previously cited as having a huge impact on his aesthetics and career trajectory. See more »


The hinge to the basement is on the parents' side, so they could have taken the door off its hinges to get to their kids. See more »


[last lines]
Brent Ryan: But sometimes, we just want to...
Brent Ryan: [singing as he destroys his pool table] Oh yeah you put your right foot in, you put your right foot out... you do the hokey pokey and you fuck shit up!
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References Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2014) See more »


It Must Have Been Love
Written by Per Gessle (as Per Hakan Gessle)
Performed by Roxette
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An instant cult favorite
20 November 2018 | by amonteirojrSee all my reviews

Went knowing pretty much nothing and was surprised at how much fun I've had. I enjoyed Taylor's other energetic and crazy romp, "adrenaline" but i think this one actually smarter and the stylish and creative use os audio and editing striked me as better crafted. I'm not surprised it scored low, it's not for everyone but i can see it gathering a fanbase over the years, it offers zero explanations and it doesn't need to, it's satire, laughed my arse out at certain parts, Nicholas Cage seem to have found his place in this alternative horror flicks, like in "Mandy" his over the top antics feel right, and there's even some heart as well!.

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Release Date:

9 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Louisville, Kentucky, USA


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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