Parents Movie Review 1989

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Dark satire of middle class suburban life in the '50s, centering on a young boy who discovers that his parents aren't getting their meat from the local butcher. Gives new meaning to leftovers and boasts a very disturbing barbecue scene. Balaban's debut is a strikingly visual and creative gorefest with definite cult potential. The eerie score is by Badalamenti, who also composed the music for "Blue Velvet," "Wild at Heart," and "Twin Peaks."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 81 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Cannibalism, Childhood Visions, Parenthood, Strained Suburbia, Monster Moms, Bad Dads, Period Piece: 1950s
Christopher Hawthorne
Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Bryan Madorsky, Sandy Dennis, Kathryn Grody, Deborah Rush, Graham Jarvis, Juno Mills-Cockell
Robin Vidgeon, Ernest Day
Bob Balaban
Angelo Badalamenti, Jonathan Elias, Sherman Foote
Vestron Pictures, Great American Films

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