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Firstborn (1984)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 26 October 1984 (USA)
A teen must protect his family when his mother's sinister new boyfriend begins exerting his authority in their home.

Director:

Michael Apted

Writer:

Ron Koslow
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teri Garr ... Wendy
Peter Weller ... Sam
Christopher Collet ... Jake
Corey Haim ... Brian
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Lisa
Robert Downey Jr. ... Lee
Chris Gartin ... Adam
James Harper ... Mr. Rader
Richard Brandon Richard Brandon ... Dad
Gayle Harbor Gayle Harbor ... Joanne
Ellen Barber ... Wendy's Girlfriend
Richard E. Szlasa Richard E. Szlasa ... Coach Gant
Beverly May Beverly May ... Mrs. Mercer
Brian Lima Brian Lima ... Robby
J.D. Roth ... Ken
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Storyline

Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with it. Until he discovers Sam's illegal activities. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Jake Livingston had to grow up fast...Because his mother didn't. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

First Born See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,606,214, 28 October 1984, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,250,994
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1984, this had the misfortune of opening on the same day as The Terminator (1984). See more »

Quotes

Sam: It takes a lot to open your own restaurant, you gotta have capitol, money/
Brian Livingston: Not if you open a sushi bar. All you need is some raw fish and a knife.
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Connections

Referenced in Phil-American Boy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

No Guarantees
by Alex Blanc (as A. Blanc) and Safeway Goya (as S. Goya)
Performed by The Nobodys
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User Reviews

good movie!
20 February 2006 | by MBARRY66See all my reviews

i've always liked this movie. i've caught it from time to time on network cable, and i've never seen it all at once, start to finish. it doesn't seem to be out on DVD, which is a shame, considering the other garbage they've converted to DVD.

i would buy it if it became available. good performances, especially from the kids, and a great portrayal of a desperate divorced woman putting her own happiness ahead of her kids.

if it is on DVD, would someone please let me know where i can get it? i've searched the internet sites.

mb


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