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This Boy's Life

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In 1957, a son and mother flee the East and an abusive boyfriend to find a new life, and end up in Seattle, where the mother meets a polite garage mechanic. The boy continually gets into trouble by hanging out with the wrong crowd. The mom marries the mechanic, but they soon find out that he's an abusive and unreasoning alcoholic, and they struggle to maintain hope in an impossible situation as the boy grows up with plans to escape the small town by any means possible. Based on a true story by Tobias Wolff.

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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Who Stars in This Boy's Life

Robert De Niro
Dwight Hansen

Robert De Niro

Leonardo DiCaprio
Tobias Wolff

Leonardo DiCaprio

Ellen Barkin
Caroline Wolff Hansen

Ellen Barkin

Jonah Blechman
Arthur Gayle

Jonah Blechman


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Production

Knickerbocker Films

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Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1993-04-09

Original Language
English

Runtime
1 hr 55 mins

Revenue
$ 4,104,962.00 (USA)

Genres
Drama

Keywords
single parent jealousy seattle car mechanic step father coming of age alcoholic oppression 1950s


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