An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Morse ... John Henley
Jared Breeze ... Ted Henley
Rainn Wilson ... William Colby
Bill Sage ... Sheriff Deacon Whit
Mike Vogel ... Dad
Zuleikha Robinson ... Mom
Aiden Lovekamp ... Ben
David Valencia ... Marcus
Sam Morse Sam Morse ... Derek
Felipe Andrés Echavarría Felipe Andrés Echavarría ... Clayton
Luisa Brooke Luisa Brooke ... Alyson
Amalia Santa Maria ... Jennifer (as Amalia Santamaria)
Manuela Guerra Manuela Guerra ... Sara
Hong Kyu Park Hong Kyu Park ... Tommy
Victoria Escobar Victoria Escobar ... Lana
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An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

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Evil Always Begins Somewhere.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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The film takes place in the summer of 1989. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1989. When Ted and the other boy explore the sewer tunnel, Ted uses a multi-LED flashlight. LED flashlights were invented in 1998, and were not commercially available before 2001. See more »

Soundtracks

Crimson and Clover
Written by Tommy James (uncredited) and Peter P. Lucia Jr. (uncredited)
Performed by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Originally performed by Tommy James & The Shondells
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Unusual and Absorbing
3 September 2015 | by ppsolvedSee all my reviews

The reviewers who disliked this movie didn't understand it. It's more European in its pacing and story arc, not for the simple-minded or those who do no outside reading. It is the best movie I've yet seen on the genesis of a sociopath and murderer, but it'a "quiet" film and assumes the viewer may know at least SOMEthing about one of the biggest topics of the last 50 years, serial murderers, and how they got that way. This boy has no guidance or love, his father is too wounded to notice or be of any real help. David Morse is always good, and Rainn Wilson's performance was revelatory.

I liked The Boy and have been recommending it to people I know who will "get" it. It gave me the creeps.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Colombia

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2.35 : 1
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