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Misunderstood (1984)

PG | | Drama | 30 March 1984 (USA)
Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

Director:

Jerry Schatzberg

Writers:

Barra Grant, Florence Montgomery (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Ned Rawley
Henry Thomas ... Andrew
Rip Torn ... Will
Huckleberry Fox ... Miles
Maureen Kerwin ... Kate
Susan Anspach ... Lilly
June Brown June Brown ... Mrs. Paley
Helen Ryan ... Lucy
Nadim Sawalha ... Ahmed
Nidal Al-Askhar Nidal Al-Askhar ... Mrs. Jallouli (as Nidal Ashkar)
Khaled Akrout Khaled Akrout ... Electronic Shop Owner
Rajah Gafsi Rajah Gafsi ... Ali-Baroutta Cafe Owner
Moheddine Mrad Moheddine Mrad ... Kassir
James R. Cope James R. Cope ... Mr. Grace
Halima Daoud Halima Daoud ... Aisha
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Storyline

Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Besoin d'amour See more »

Filming Locations:

Tunisia

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$916,967, 1 April 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,525,532
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in the summer of 1982 but not released until March 1984. The video came out in 1985. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Paley: [spoon-feeding soup to the small boy] Now just a little bit more. Do it for baby Jesus.
Miles: Baby Jesus wouldn't eat this rotten junk.
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Connections

Version of L'incompris (1997) See more »

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This movie touched my heart.
1 May 2001 | by honest-abeSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful story about the relationship of a father and his son. It shows the difficulties which a family can face when confronted with a tragedy. Anyone with a feeling for family and love in their heart would enjoy this movie.


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