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This boy's life : a true story

Author: Art LinsonRobert GetchellMichael Caton-JonesRobert De NiroEllen BarkinAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©2010.
Series: Warner Bros. hits.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Caroline just wants to settle down in one place, find a decent guy, and provide a better home for her handful of a son, Toby. When she moves to Seattle and meets Dwight, she thinks she's got it made. Toby, however, feels differently after spending time with Dwight while away from Caroline. Dwight seems to want to mold Toby into a better person, but to do so he emotionally, verbally, and physically abuses the kid.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Biographical
Juvenile delinquency
Social problem
Family
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: Tobias Wolff; Tobias Wolff
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Art Linson; Robert Getchell; Michael Caton-Jones; Robert De Niro; Ellen Barkin; Leonardo DiCaprio; Jonah Blechman; Eliza Dushku; Chris Cooper; Carla Gugino; Kathy Kinney; Tobey Maguire; Tobias Wolff; Warner Bros.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790777738 9780790777733
OCLC Number: 52004547
Language Note: English or French dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1993.
Based on the book by Tobias Wolff.
Credits: Director of photography, David Watkin ; editor, Jim Clark ; original music, Carter Burwell ; costume designer, Richard Hornung ; production designer, Stephen J. Lineweaver.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Blechman, Eliza Dushku, Chris Cooper, Carla Gugino, Kathy Kinney, Tobey Maguire.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, 16x9 widescreen (2.35:1) ; Dolby surround stereo.
Series Title: Warner Bros. hits.
Other Titles: This boy's life (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. ; produced by Art Linson ; screenplay written by Robert Getchell ; directed by Michael Caton-Jones.

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Caroline just wants to settle down in one place, find a decent guy, and provide a better home for her handful of a son, Toby. When she moves to Seattle and meets Dwight, she thinks she's got it made. Toby, however, feels differently after spending time with Dwight while away from Caroline. Dwight seems to want to mold Toby into a better person, but to do so he emotionally, verbally, and physically abuses the kid. The marriage proceeds, and soon Caroline, too, recognizes Dwight's need to dominate everyone around him.

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