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Apt Pupil

Based on the Stephen King novella, this Bryan (Usual Suspects) Singer film has a teenage boy (Brad Renfro) fascinated by the discovery of a Nazi war criminal in his home town.

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Apt Pupil starts out in a quiet suburban American town, but what you see will change your view of what quiet can really mean. A young boy discovers that a man living in his town is a war criminal in hiding. Sounded like a slow, drawn out movie to me, but no, this movie took me for a ride that I will never forget.

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First the boy demands to be told everything about Nazis and the man is reluctant but after days and weeks of this boy's torturing him he starts to get flashbacks, in other words he remembers everything that he had did and begins to love it again.

He becomes what he used to be, a killer. The boy and the man meet nightly and talk but after a while the boy becomes weary of the man and their friendship becomes broken, many double-crosses and a few murders happen along the way but in the long run the man has trained a successor to his Nazi past.

Due for Australian release April 8, 1999

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Brad Renfro also appears in Sleepers, and The Client

Bryan Singer also directed The Usual Suspects
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Title: Apt Pupil (1997)
Written by: Based on a novella by Stephen King, screenplay by Brandon Boyce
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Produced by: Jane Hamsher, Don Murphy, Bryan Singer, Tim Harbert, Thomas De Santo
Edited by: John Ottman
Director of Photography: Newton Thomas Sigel
running time: 111
rating: MA

The Players: Brad Renfro, Ian McKellen, Bruce Davison Elias Koteas, Joe Morton, Jan Triska, Micahel Byrne, Heather McComb, Ann Dowd, Joshua Jackson, David Schwimmer
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