Sonny Boy

Sonny Boy

Director: Robert Martin Carroll, David Carradine, Paul Thatcher Smith, Brad Dourif

Cast: Robert Martin Carroll, David Carradine, Paul Thatcher Smith, Brad Dourif

     
 

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The story contained in this bizarre psychological drama/horror movie adds a new dimension to the term "dysfunctional family." It is set in a small town in New Mexico and is told through the eyes of "Sonny Boy", a horribly abused child who was raised by the brutal giant Slue, who rules Harmony with an iron fist and makes his money stealing and fencing televisions. Slue

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The story contained in this bizarre psychological drama/horror movie adds a new dimension to the term "dysfunctional family." It is set in a small town in New Mexico and is told through the eyes of "Sonny Boy", a horribly abused child who was raised by the brutal giant Slue, who rules Harmony with an iron fist and makes his money stealing and fencing televisions. Slue's "wife" and fellow gang member is the cross-dresser Pearl. They get Sonny Boy after their fellow gang-mate Weasel botches a car theft and kills the owners. He brings the car back and that's when they find the baby, whom Slue would have fed to the hogs had not Pearl begged him to let him raise the child. The kid might have been better off dead, for Slue constantly tortures the boy and even sets him afire one day. When not "toughening the boy up," Slue keeps him in a water tower and only feeds him live chickens to give him a craving for fresh blood. Seventeen years pass in this way. One day, Slue gets angry with the town mayor, loads Sonny in an ice cream truck and takes him to visit the town leader. Sonny Boy rushes in and bites the hapless mayor in the neck. From then on, Slue uses the poor teen to terrorize the town. One day, he leaves the boy briefly in a bar where Sonny meets seductive Sandy and is attracted to her. Had Slue not cut out his tongue, to keep Sonny from telling secrets to the police, he would have talked to the girl. Later Slue goes off on a business trip and Weasel and another take Sonny Boy out to kill a prospector for his gold. This is the final straw and the townsfolk finally retaliate. Sonny Boy survives the ensuing massacre and for the first time in his life is given a chance for normalcy and maybe even happiness.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2015
UPC:
0883904330158
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm Mod
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
45,048

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Carradine Pearl
Paul Smith Blue
Brad Dourif Weasel
Conrad Janis Doc Bender
Sidney Lassick Charlie P.
Savina Gersak Sandy
Alexandra Powers Rose
Steve Carlisle Sheriff
Michael Griffin Sonny Boy
Stephen Lee Davis Bart
Robert Broyles Mayor
Christopher Bradley Husband
Samantha Phillips Wife
Ivan Naranjo Sam

Technical Credits
Robert Martin Carroll Director
Ovidio G. Assonitis Co-producer,Producer
David Carradine Songwriter
Carlo Maria Cordio Score Composer
Claudio M. Cutry Editor
Mario Molli Production Designer
Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli Cinematographer
Peter Shepherd Co-producer
Graeme Whifler Screenwriter

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