Misunderstood (1984 film)

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Misunderstood poster.jpg
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.
Release dates
March 30, 1984
Running time
91 min.
Country United States
Language English

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.

It is a remake of the 1966 Italian version, Incompreso, which starred Anthony Quayle.



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.[1]


  1. ^ At the Movies Maslin, Janet. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 23 Mar 1984: C6.

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