The Stone Boy (1984)




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Stone People is a rural family melodrama about a boy who accidentally shoots and kills his older brother. Unable to accept the gravity of what he has done, the boy becomes withdrawn and stops speaking, which leads his family to believe that he doesn't care about his brother's death.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Anchor Bay Entertainment


Robert Duvall
as Joe Hillerman
Glenn Close
as Ruth Hillerman
Jason Presson
as Arnold Hillerman
Frederic Forrest
as Andy Jansen
Wilford Brimley
as George Jansen
Gail Youngs
as Lu Jansen
Cindy Fisher
as Amalie
Susan Blackstone
as Nora Hillerman
Dean Cain
as Eugene Hillerman
Tom Duncan
as Sheriff McDuff
Dana Duffy
as Margaret Mathews
Quentin Rhoades
as Clint Mathews
Mark Melander
as Clancy Mathews
Ken Magee
as Sam Sullivan
Mary Ellen Trainor
as Doris Simms
Ron Presson
as Amalie's Uncle
Mayf Nutter
as Gary Maddox
Sharon Thomas
as Casino Waitress
Linda Hamilton
as Eva Crescent Mood Lady
Lynne Brimley
as Woman at Fair
Pat Hustis
as Man in Suit
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Critic Reviews for The Stone Boy

All Critics (5)

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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Well intentioned yet pervasively dull...

Full Review… | January 23, 2010
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June 25, 2005

Compassionately told and finely acted.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
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February 6, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

An extraordinary film with its focus on grief, guilt, and the lamentable dynamics of a family unable to handle or cope with tragedy

Full Review… | July 23, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

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