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The Paper Boy (1994)

A homicidal twelve-year-old paperboy becomes obsessed with a woman and her daughter next-door, and he'll do anything to make his fantasy of the "perfect family" come alive.

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Douglas Jackson

Writer:

David E. Peckinpah (as David Peckinpah)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alexandra Paul ... Melissa Thorpe
Marc Marut Marc Marut ... Johnny McFarley
Brigid Tierney ... Cammie Thorpe
William Katt ... Brian
Frances Bay ... Mrs. Rosemont
Krista Errickson ... Diana
Barry Flatman ... Mr. McFarley
Karyn Dwyer ... Brenda
Jenny Campbell Jenny Campbell ... Tiffany
Mathieu Kermoyan Mathieu Kermoyan ... Uri
Claire Riley Claire Riley ... Jeanne Stalcup
Derek Johnston Derek Johnston ... Brenda's Boyfriend
Bobo Vian Bobo Vian ... Dora
James Rae ... Travis
Frelin Frelin ... Peaches
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Storyline

A paper-boy murders an old lady only to lure her family from the city out to the country. As each day passes the paper-boy tries to make friends with the family. Once the family sees what a sicko he is, they banish him from their lives. Then the terror begins. Written by <chopp@gte.net>

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Something terrifying just arrived at your doorstep... See more »

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Certificate:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Paperboy See more »

Filming Locations:

Rosemere, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in 25 days. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, an old woman is suffocated by a plastic bag by the paperboy. You see her face behind the plastic bag as she dies, and her mouth is wide open. It cuts, and the paperboy removes the plastic from the woman's head. Her mouth is now closed. See more »

Quotes

Johnny McFarley: I'd do anything to make you happy!
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Corny, stupid, not scary. And yet, I love it
14 August 2012 | by elderfarrSee all my reviews

So this is suppose to be a horror movie. I laughed at it. It is corny, stupid, unrealistic, ridiculous, but yet I still love this movie. Johnny is entertaining. It's mere attempt to scare you is why this is funny. Anyway, I have not seen it in years, probably a good 15 years or so. But I want to watch it again, maybe I will try and find it on ebay or amazon. It is a good flick though. Johnny is an obsessed, psychotic little kid. He has a thing for a teacher who is about 3 or 4 times his age. He is not afraid to kill. He is annoying. It will make you laugh at times and you might hate me for recommending the movie after you watch it, cause it is cheesy, but I like it for some unknown reason.


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