Child of Rage (1992) – Movie

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Avg Rating: 3.4 / 5. Voted: 22

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Directed by: Larry Peerce
Starring: Ashley Peldon (Catherine), Mel Harris (Jill), Dwight Schultz (Rob), Sam Gifaldi (Eric), Mariette Hartley (Therapist), Rosanna DeSoto (Doris)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English
Runtime: 01:32:06
Genres: Based on a True Story, Siblings-Family, Old-Young, Misery-Depressing-Mental Illness, Domestic Abuse, Childhood, Violence Against Animals

Plot – Spoilers:
A pastor and his wife who’ve been childless for years, adopt siblings, Catherine and Eric. Early on, it’s obvious that Eric takes his cues from Cat, even looking to her for approval while raising his little hand to ask a question.

This is a TV movie, and the parents act like a tv couple trying to make their new kids feel at home. While Eric is easy to handle, Cat gets harder with each passing day, often having violent outbursts that belie her age. She’s also cruel to her brother and animals and you wouldn’t be alone if you thought this was another of those TV movies following the evil step-mother/adopted kid tropes. Except, this is kind of real and based on the case of Beth Thomas.

The Real Catherine:
Beth Thomas eventually made it and is now a nurse. Her therapist, Connell Watkins, with her controversial techniques (as featured here), got into trouble when a child under her care died. Beth testified on her behalf, but Watkins eventually served prison time.

A documentary featuring the young Beth Thomas was made a couple years earlier.

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An Adult up my ass
An Adult up my ass
September 28, 2023 5:13 pm

Can some one please pull Richard out of me IT HURTS SO BAD, Hey friend i thought you were concerned? You liar & Observer, well i hate my mom for paying you!!!!

September 27, 2023 12:49 pm

These comments are crazy, wow.
The people you find on these websites.
I just wanna watch messed up movies and mess up my mental health.

September 24, 2023 1:16 pm

what’s up with the free birth control movies on here lately ? kids are fucking awful and make you miserable. we get it.

September 24, 2023 3:41 am

Those kids get make my cock rage, i pause this on their cute faces & spunk all down my TV screen, I never do wipe it off.

September 23, 2023 5:57 am

I thought the girl did a good job at portraying Kat. Other than that it was a heap of Christian hoop la la. I could recommend it if taken with a pillar of salt.

September 21, 2023 11:58 pm

How fragile we are. 🙁

September 21, 2023 6:10 pm

Thanks for this. I didn’t know there was a TV movie. I’ve already seen the Child of Rage doc. This movie is like I Know My First Name is Steven.