Parents (1989)

Director
Bob Balaban

Main cast
Randy Quaid; Mary Beth Hurt; Sandy Dennis; Bryan Madorsky; Deborah Rush

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Horror

Description
Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker.


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