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Old 01-09-08, 10:49 AM
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"Apt Pupil" starring RICKY SCHRODER.....??

This might have been interesting...they had started filming Apt Pupil, the Stephen King story about a boy who gets involved with a Nazi fugitive, starring Ricky Schroder as "Todd Bowden," the boy (natch) during the mid-to late-80's. Somewhere along the line, they decided to stop filming...

I don't know how much of the film got into the can before they stopped, but it would be cool to see what they did capture.

As it is, both versions (the Rick Schoder and the one with Brad Renfro) fail because they do not show the growth of the Todd Bowden character. In the story, the boy ages from age 13 to age 17 - but in the film, there is no growth. All the activities of the story occur during one school year.

Will the Schroder version (what there is of it) ever be shown?
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I saw that version. I cried when they made Alfonso ride that little train to the gas chamber.
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I feel like Apt Pupil gets a bad rap. I actually really enjoy this movie. It's not the book, but then again, no King Adaptation is.


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I saw that version. I cried when they made Alfonso ride that little train to the gas chamber.
awesome.



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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
I saw that version. I cried when they made Alfonso ride that little train to the gas chamber.

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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
I saw that version. I cried when they made Alfonso ride that little train to the gas chamber.
Took a second to sink in, but 5/5
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
I saw that version. I cried when they made Alfonso ride that little train to the gas chamber.
Sir, you are a genius.
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
I saw that version. I cried when they made Alfonso ride that little train to the gas chamber.
5/5
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Originally Posted by Buttmunker
This might have been interesting...they had started filming Apt Pupil, the Stephen King story about a boy who gets involved with a Nazi fugitive, starring Ricky Schroder as "Todd Bowden," the boy (natch) during the mid-to late-80's. Somewhere along the line, they decided to stop filming...

I don't know how much of the film got into the can before they stopped, but it would be cool to see what they did capture.

As it is, both versions (the Rick Schoder and the one with Brad Renfro) fail because they do not show the growth of the Todd Bowden character. In the story, the boy ages from age 13 to age 17 - but in the film, there is no growth. All the activities of the story occur during one school year.

Will the Schroder version (what there is of it) ever be shown?
From what I understand, they ran out of funding and had to stop production. Nichol Williamson was Dussander/Denker. I've only seen one production still from it. I think it was in a Starlog or Fangoria way back when.
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Fangoria - that was it! That was where I read about it.

But some film must exist. It has to surface at some point. Alfonso or no, we have to see.
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Originally Posted by Doc MacGyver
I feel like Apt Pupil gets a bad rap. I actually really enjoy this movie. It's not the book, but then again, no King Adaptation is.
Agreed. Not something I'd rewatch, but it was decent, but nowhere near as good as the novella.

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