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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 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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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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Drama

Certificate:

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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 Misunderstood (1966) See more »

User Reviews

 
Nice re-make!
24 November 2000 | by srmccarthySee all my reviews

This is one of the rare American re-makes of a foreign movie I have ever seen that I can really appreciate! I should have expected as much with the cast including Gene Hackman, Henry Thomas & Huckleberry Fox! Of course the acting is GREAT, but SURPRISE! -->> The story is almost identical to the original Italian "Incompreso".

Some new material is introduced & some of the original is excluded! I can't tell the new material (without spoiling the movie), but to all who have seen "Incompreso", the worst exclusion (and it hurts) is the tear jerking camera scene. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes touching movies.


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Country:

Italy | USA | Tunisia

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

Gross USA:

$1,525,532

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,525,532
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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