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 Unable to accept the gravity of what he has done, the boy becomes withdrawn and stops speaking, which leads his family to believe that he doesn't care about his brother's death.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Gina Berriault
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 17, 2005
Anchor Bay Entertainment


as Joe Hillerman

as Ruth Hillerman

as Arnold Hillerman

as Andy Jansen

as George Jansen

as Lu Jansen

as Amalie

as Nora Hillerman

as Eugene Hillerman

as Sheriff McDuff

as Margaret Mathews

as Clint Mathews

as Clancy Mathews

as Sam Sullivan

as Doris Simms

as Amalie's Uncle

as Gary Maddox

as Casino Waitress

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as Woman at Fair

as Man in Suit
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Well intentioned yet pervasively dull...

Full Review… | January 24, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

Compassionately told and finely acted.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

June 25, 2005

February 7, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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