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Taming Andrew

  • Drama
  • 2000
  • Artie Mandelberg
  • 87 mins
  • PG

Summary

A mother is distraught when her son is abducted and spends the next five years searching for him, only to suffer more pain when they are finally reunited and she discovers the emotional trauma he has endured. Fact-based drama, starring Park Overall, Jason Beghe and Seth Adkins.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Based on a true story, this TV-movie drama stars Seth Adkins as the youngster who returns to his mother (played by Park Overall) after five years living with the father who abducted him. But he has none of the social or educational skills expected of a ten-year-old, and his explosive personality makes his rehabilitation all the more problematic. The leads give it their all, but they're never entirely convincing, and the story lacks both cinematic imagination and emotional insight. While this movie explores similar territory to François Truffaut's The Wild Child and Werner Herzog's The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, director Artie Mandelberg just isn't in the same league.

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Credits

Cast

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GailPark Overall
AndrewSeth Adkins
EddieJason Beghe
Police officerShane Daly

Crew

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DirectorArtie Mandelberg

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Edited for language and violence.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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