Firstborn

Firstborn

Director: Michael Apted Cast: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet

DVD (Remastered / Wide Screen)

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Overview

A teenager and his kid brother spar with their mother's shady new boyfriend in this dramatic thriller from veteran British director Michael Apted. When her ex-husband remarries, Wendy (Teri Garr) feels despondent -- until she starts dating handsome, unctuous Sam (Peter Weller), an underemployed salesman with no shortage of big ideas. Excited to finally feel good about herself again, Wendy invites Sam to move in and offers to invest in his get-rich-quick schemes. None of this sits well with her sons, Jake (Christopher Collet) and Brian (Corey Haim), who remain unimpressed with Sam even after he convinces Wendy to buy Jake a motorbike. They're even less jazzed when Sam stops currying favor and turns disciplinarian even while pulling Wendy into his hard-partying lifestyle. Within a few months, Brian's on the verge of expulsion for picking fights at school, and even honor-role student Jake is mouthing off to his teachers. As for Wendy, she's too busy taking beatings and doing cocaine to notice that her family has fallen apart. It isn't until Jake gets wise to the industrial quantities of white powder squirreled away under the floorboards that he comes up with a plan to get Sam out of their lives forever. Although onetime Tiger Beat heartthrob Christopher Collet plays Firstborn's title role, the films' supporting cast is littered with actors whose stars would far eclipse his (Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr.) -- though in some cases only for a little while (Corey Haim).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2012
UPC: 0887090041508
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG-13
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 17,046

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Teri Garr Wendy
Peter Weller Sam
Christopher Collet Jake
Corey Haim Brian
Sarah Jessica Parker Lisa
Richard Brandon Dad
James Harper Mr. Rader
Richard E. Szlasa Coach Gant
Billy Anagnos Actor
Jery Hewitt Actor
Sarah Inglis Jill
Scott Wilder Actor
Brian Lima Robby
Christopher Russo Beckman
Robert Downey Lee
Christopher Gartin Adam
Gayle Harbor Joanne
Ellen Barber Wendy's Girl Friend
Beverly W. May Mrs. Mercer
Larry Atlas Stranger
Vebe Borge Friend
Josh Hamilton Brad
Joseph M. Costa Headman
Frank Ferera Driver of Car

Technical Credits
Michael Apted Director
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Colleen Atwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Ralf Bode Cinematographer
Angelo Corrao Editor
Robert V. Girolami Asst. Director
Alan Hicks Set Decoration/Design
Stanley Jaffe Executive Producer
Ron Koslow Co-producer,Screenwriter
Sherry Lansing Executive Producer
Alice Shure Associate Producer
Michael Small Score Composer
Paul Sylbert Production Designer
Tony Thomas Producer
Paul Junger Witt Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Firstborn
1. Chapter 1 [:12]
2. Opening [11:35]
3. Dad Visits [9:07]
4. Surprise Sleepover [15:35]
5. Moving In [12:29]
6. Home Alone [3:10]
7. Bad Habits [8:08]
8. Falling Apart [10:59]
9. Face Off [9:37]

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