Misunderstood (1984 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jerry Schatzberg|
|Produced by||Tarak Ben Amar|
|Written by||Barra Grant|
|Music by||Michael Hoppé|
|Cinematography||Pasqualino De Santis|
|Edited by||Marc Laub|
|Distributed by||MGM/UA Entertainment Co.|
|March 30, 1984|
Misunderstood is a 1984 film directed by Jerry Schatzberg, based on the 19th-century novel by Florence Montgomery. This film stars Henry Thomas as a young boy who struggles with family, friends, and relationships after his mother's death.
- Gene Hackman as Rawley
- Henry Thomas as Andrew
- Rip Torn as Will
- Huckleberry Fox as Miles
- Susan Anspach as Lilly
Shooting took place over four months in 1982. The director shot two endings, and wanted to use the more tragic one. The producer, Tarak Ben Ammar, then assembled his own more upbeat version of the film, adding extra flashbacks. This was then changed by MGM/UA.
- At the Movies Maslin, Janet. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 23 Mar 1984: C6.
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