The Paperboy (1994)





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In this chilling Canadian psycho-thriller a divorcee finds her life endangered when she returns to her hometown and finds herself the object of an unloved young boy's deadly obsession.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Blue Rider Pictures


Alexandra Paul
as Melissa Thorpe
Frances Bay
as Mrs. Rosemont
Marc Marut
as Johnny McFarley
Brigid Tierney
as Cammie Thorpe
Barry Flatman
as Mr. McNally
Claire Riley
as Mrs. Jeanne Stalcup
Bobo Vian
as Dora
James Rae
as Travis
Jenny Campbell
as Tiffany
Karen Dwyer
as Brenda
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One of the greatest post-pubescent performances I have ever seen. Whoever had the idea of casting this Marc Marut boy as a teenage psycho killer is a genius. The ultimate "Eddie Haskell" as my father would say. It's like he's taken straight out of a cartoon and placed in reality with a bunch of realistic characters - totally bizarre. His character hits home very hard for me personally because he shares so many characteristics with a character that I created for my good friend Dan Pederson, back in my 2004 film, "April Showers". I'll never forget that character...Pete Hinkle was the name, and now this kid, Johnny MacFarlan is completely channeling him and bringing him back for me! Awesome! This movie itself would be a complete stinker if it weren't for Marc Marut's frighteningly realistic voice-cracking, pubescent freak outs. But, fortunately, his performance alone makes this one a true cult classic and unlike anything else the history of film has to offer! You gotta see it!

Chad Fjerstad
Chad Fjerstad

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