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Misbegotten (1997)

R | | Thriller | 23 June 1998 (USA)
A killer obsessed with fathering a child, but has troubles with relationships with women, becomes a father via artificial insemination. He then tracks the woman down and terrorizes her and ... See full summary »

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Mark L. Lester

Writers:

James Gabriel Berman (novel), Larry Cohen (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Dillon ... Billy Crapshoot
Nick Mancuso ... Paul Bourke
Lysette Anthony ... Caitlan Bourke
Robert Lewis ... Detective Cross
Matthew Walker ... Dr. Dotterweigh
Stefan Arngrim ... Conan Cornelius
Megan Leitch ... Serena
Jo Bates ... Dr. Rory Sorensen
J.B. Bivens ... Detective Helfand
Claire Riley Claire Riley ... Detective Gandy
Mark Holden ... Captain
Kate Luyben ... Myrna Casey
Felicia Shulman ... Instructor (as Felicia Schulman)
Robert Weiss ... Florist
Claudio Masciulli Claudio Masciulli ... Dispatcher (as Claudio De Victor)
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A killer obsessed with fathering a child, but has troubles with relationships with women, becomes a father via artificial insemination. He then tracks the woman down and terrorizes her and her husband. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ördög gyermeke See more »

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Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Oh, give me a break! Not another stalker ripoff!
20 October 1999 | by tomhill1See all my reviews

You see there's this sociopath (isn't there always) who donates his sperm to this couple who're having trouble having a baby. He does this so he can become a daddy (like, since he's already killed a bunch of people, normal sex - or even rape - is way out of the question, right). Then he stalks the soon to be Mommy so he can eventually rock the baby's cradle and take family home movies.

Makes sense, right?

Although this plot was really awful, the movie had one redeeming quality: Dillon's portrayal of the stalker. In the beginning he was charming and completely likable as the true sociopath must surely be in order to gain the trust of his eventual victims. His performance made the whole mess just barely watchable.


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