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I Am the Cheese (1983)

A teenage lad struggles to piece together his reality following a traumatic event.

Director:

Robert Jiras

Writers:

Robert Cormier (novel), David Lange (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert MacNaughton ... Adam Farmer
Hope Lange ... Betty Farmer
Don Murray ... David Farmer
Robert Wagner ... Dr. Brint
Cynthia Nixon ... Amy Hertz
Lee Richardson ... Mr. Grey
John Fiedler ... Arnold
Sudie Bond ... Edna
Frank McGurran Frank McGurran ... Young Adam
Russell P. Goslant Russell P. Goslant ... Gardener
Robert Cormier Robert Cormier ... Mr. Hertz
Dorothea MacNaughton Dorothea MacNaughton ... Produce Lady
Milford Keene Milford Keene ... Harvester
Joey Jerome Joey Jerome ... Whipper
Ronnie Bradbury Ronnie Bradbury ... Corn
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Storyline

Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family, gradually starts to unravel until the truth of his situation is finally revealed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Barre, Vermont, USA See more »

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Production Co:

I Am the Cheese See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

David Lange who produced and co-wrote the screenplay is Hope Lange brother. See more »

Quotes

Whipper: What is this?
Adam Farmer: Nothing.
Whipper: Come on. What is it? Is it a bomb or something? You planning on blowing up Plainfield?
Adam Farmer: No, it's a present for my father.
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Soundtracks

Time Has Come to Go
Performed by Didus and the Fabulous Mascarenes
Written by Phil Demise
Published by Gegenschein Music
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Not as good as the book
30 October 2003 | by jasonaySee all my reviews

I'll admit that this movie, which was based on Robert Cormier's young adult novel, must have been difficult to make. The novel jumped through many time frames and had many scenes which would have been difficult to capture on film. But it simply lacks the subtle horror of the book, and the low budget really shows. Also, why change the ending? The ending of the novel might have been bleaker, but in the movie the ending left many questions unanswered.


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