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The Unsaid (2001)

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A seemingly-untroubled adolescent carries disturbing secrets that compel a psychiatrist to unearth the patient's gruesome past.

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writers:

Christopher Murphey (story), Miguel Tejada-Flores (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Garcia ... Michael Hunter
Trevor Blumas ... Kyle Hunter
Chelsea Field ... Penny Hunter
Linda Cardellini ... Shelly Hunter
Peter Hanlon ... University Chairman
Teri Polo ... Barbara Lonigan
Dena Lang Dena Lang ... Gina
Trevor Aikman Trevor Aikman ... Graduate Student
Brendan Fletcher ... Troy Pasternak
Vincent Kartheiser ... Thomas Caffey
David Millbern ... Brad (as David Millburn)
Max Peters ... Young Tommy
Sam Bottoms ... Joseph Caffey
Sarah Deakins ... Diana Caffey
Joe Drago ... Flashback Cop
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Storyline

Michael Hunter's lovely, beloved 17 year-old son Kyle committed suicide, although he was in therapy for depression. This ruins Michael's marriage, his daughter Shelly moves in with her mother. He stops treating patients in order to write and teach Psychotherapy, until many years later when a student gets him fascinated by the case of Thomas 'Tommy' Caffey. He was about to be released at his 18th birthday from the closed 'boys school' he was placed into after his father, Joseph, was put into jail for beating his adulterous mother to death. Michael feels that Tommy carries a big chip on his shoulder, ignores that Shelly fell for him at first sight, but is mesmerized by Tommy's resemblance (purposefully enhanced) to Kyle. There is also a revealing meeting with Tommy's dad in jail. Written by KGF Vissers

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He'll risk everything to unlock the secrets of the past.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, nudity/sexual content, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ties That Bind See more »

Filming Locations:

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first not-made-for-TV feature film by director 'Tom McLoughlin' since his 1987 comedy movie Date with an Angel (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Tommy scares Shelly when she is making him a drink, her hair changes from being behind her back and ears, to in front of her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Joseph Caffey: If you repeat this I will deny it. Like I have been and I always will. To my grave. Do you understand?
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Featured in Beyond Clueless (2014) See more »

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As Long as Birds Can Fly
Written by Laura Gordon & Ron Gordon
Published by Mar-Tune Music (ASCAP)
Mar-CaBud Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Records
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Andy Garcia is great
2 August 2002 | by may_fraynSee all my reviews

Andy Garcia is acting great in his movie and the boy which is his patient too (he reminded me of Edward Norton's great performance in "Primal Fear") but... before the movie reached the first hour of running I already knew the end. Such a pity for movie that started so good... Three stars.


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