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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Scott Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 14, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment

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as Rachel Wagner

as Steve Clark

as Gavin Strick

as Dr. Caldicott

as Dorian Newberry

as Dorian Newberry

as Officer Cox

as Officer Kramer

as Lindsay Clark

as Cynthia Clark

as Allen Clark

as Trent Whalen

as Dickie Atkinson

as Mr. Rooney

as Andy Effkin

as Ferry Guy

as Robby Stewart

as Randi Sklar

as Brandan

as Coach

as Lorna Longley

as Shannon

as Principal Weathers

as Miss Perkins

as Middle-Aged Man

as Chug Roman

as Coupon Lady

as Mrs. Atkinson

as Coroner

as Judy Effkin

as Mr. Strick

as Mrs. Lucille Strick

as School Bus Boy

as Shannon's Mom

as Detrice Wagner

as Female Doctor

as Anesthesiologist

as Shadow Man

as Shadow Woman

as Security Guard

as Flossing Man

as Make-up Girl

as Toothbrush Boy

as Bald Man

as Betty Caldicott

as Moderator

as Assistant Principal

as Disrespectful Studen...

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
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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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 .

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

Jason Spencer

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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

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