I Am the Cheese

I Am the Cheese

Robert MacNaughton
Director: Robert Jiras Cast: Robert MacNaughton
Robert MacNaughton
, Hope Lange
Hope Lange
, Don Murray
Don Murray
Robert Jiras


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In this interesting drama based on a novel by Robert Cormier, flashbacks to two different periods of time mixed with scenes from the present slowly unveil the mysterious circumstances surrounding a lonely teen (Robert MacNaughton) who meets regularly with a psychiatrist delving into his past. The boy is in an institution and often rides around the grounds on his bicycle, pretending that the guards, groundskeepers, and personnel are his enemies. As the psychiatrist probes deeper, more of the boy's family's past comes to light. His father (Don Murray) had been a successful journalist until he testified in a criminal court case that made him a target of assassins -- and so he faked his death in an accident, changed his name, and moved out to Vermont. He never told his son who he was, and when he and his wife (Hope Lange) are killed one day in an "accident" the boy sees it and goes into shock. Now as he continues in his treatments at the institution, he begins to suspect that his psychiatrist and the institution's staff are, in fact, his father's enemies and orchestrated the assassination of his parents.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2005
UPC: 0843171005708
Original Release: 1983
Rating: PG
Source: First Run Features
Time: 1:40:00

Special Features

[None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert MacNaughton Adam
Hope Lange Betty Farmer
Don Murray David Farmer
Robert Wagner Dr. Brint
Cynthia Nixon Amy
Lee Richardson Mr. Grey
John Fiedler Arnold
Sudie Bond Edna
Frank McGurran Young Adam
David Lange Montgomery
Christopher Murray Eric

Technical Credits
Robert Jiras Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Michael S. Landes Producer
David Lange Producer,Screenwriter
David Quaid Cinematographer
Al Schwartz Producer
Jack Schwartzman Producer
Nicholas C. Smith Editor
Jonathan Tunick Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Cheese Stands Alone [7:42]
2. Why Do You Call Me Mysterious? [6:50]
3. Don't get Confused [8:36]
4. Which was the Greater Fear? [9:34]
5. I Hate Living in This House [12:29]
6. Who is Paul? [8:01]
7. Adam, Where are You? [9:51]
8. Tell Me About the Last Time... [7:45]
9. We got a Problem [12:11]
10. Your Trip Took Longer Today [9:54]
11. Credits [2:08]

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I Am the Cheese 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
good movie about a boy trying to unvail his past i would say it is a must watch