Disturbing Behavior (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Disturbing Behavior (1998)



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David Nutter made his directorial debut with this fantasy thriller, attempting a switch on The Stepford Wives premise. The Clark family moves from Chicago to Cradle Bay, and Steve Clark (James Marsden) is cautioned by Gavin Strick (Nick Stahl) about the separating factions at the local high school, where the Blue Ribbons, a club of robotic perfect students, rule. Gavin claims a conspiracy is afoot, and sure enough, he turns into an ultra-perfect himself. Rachel Wagner (Katie Holmes) joins Steve in investigating, and they soon suspect school psychiatrist Dr. Caldicott (Bruce Greenwood), a neuropharmacology specialist. The soundtrack contrasts alternative rock with tunes by Barry Manilow, Wayne Newton, and Olivia Newton-John.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment

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Katie Holmes
as Rachel Wagner
James Marsden
as Steve Clark
Nick Stahl
as Gavin Strick
Bruce Greenwood
as Dr. Caldicott
William Sadler
as Dorian Newberry
Bill Sadler
as Dorian Newberry
Steve Railsback
as Officer Cox
Chris Owens
as Officer Kramer
Katharine Isabelle
as Lindsay Clark
Susan Hogan
as Cynthia Clark
Ethan Embry
as Allen Clark
Derek Hamilton
as Trent Whalen
Tygh Runyan
as Dickie Atkinson
Dan Zukovic
as Mr. Rooney
Tobias Mehler
as Andy Effkin
Robert Moloney
as Ferry Guy
P.J. Prinsloo
as Robby Stewart
Michelle Skalnik
as Randi Sklar
Brendan Fehr
as Brandan
Crystal Cass
as Lorna Longley
Erin Tougas
as Shannon
Jay Brazeau
as Principal Weathers
Sarah-Jane Redmond
as Miss Perkins
John B. Destry
as Middle-Aged Man
A.J. Buckley
as Chug Roman
Glynis Davis
as Coupon Lady
Cynde Harmon
as Mrs. Atkinson
Larry Musser
as Coroner
Gillian Barber
as Judy Effkin
Peter LaCroix
as Mr. Strick
Lynda Boyd
as Mrs. Lucille Strick
Sean Smith
as School Bus Boy
Zuzana Marlow
as Shannon's Mom
Tamsin Kelsey
as Detrice Wagner
Suzy Joaquim
as Female Doctor
Fulvio Cecere
as Anesthesiologist
Bob Wilde
as Shadow Man
Judith Maxie
as Shadow Woman
Doug Abrahams
as Security Guard
Jarred Blancard
as Flossing Man
Kate Braidwood
as Make-up Girl
Stephen Holmes
as Toothbrush Boy
Mark Avis
as Bald Man
Julie Patzwald
as Betty Caldicott
Robert Lewis
as Moderator
Deejay Jackson
as Assistant Principal
Kendall Saunders
as Disrespectful Studen...
Natassia Malthe
as Mary Jo Copeland
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Critic Reviews for Disturbing Behavior

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (12)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

As relatively low-budget and quickly made teen shockers go, it's not too hard to take.

Full Review… | February 2, 2014
Georgia Straight

Surely, it's a definite solid thriller with very good performances, it just could be so much more with a little polish on the screenplay.

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Cool kids go crazy -- why don't the nerds ever rise up?

February 19, 2003
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Audience Reviews for Disturbing Behavior

Nothing more than a guilty pleasure. Plus James Marsden was so hot at 22.

Japes .

Super Reviewer


One of the many teen horror movies to come out after the popularity of Scream. It was ok but nothing memorable.

Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer


This is a cool teen thriller. Suprised it's not more well know as I only saw it through a recommendation. It's good fun if predictable. Very similar to The Faculty and with a strong cast.

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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