Misunderstood

Misunderstood, a somber and largely unsentimental study of a rift and ultimate reconciliation between father and son, is a 'remake and adaptation' of Luigi Comencini's 1967 Italian pic Incompreso.

With:
Gene Hackman Henry Thomas Rip Torn Huckleberry Fox Maureen Kerwin Susan Anspach

Misunderstood, a somber and largely unsentimental study of a rift and ultimate reconciliation between father and son, is a ‘remake and adaptation’ of Luigi Comencini’s 1967 Italian pic Incompreso.

New version places former post-war black marketeer and now shipping magnate Gene Hackman in a palatial home in Tunisia. His wife has just died, and Hackman has a tough time breaking the news to his seven-or-eight-year-old son, Henry Thomas. In his opinion, his other son, Huckleberry Fox, is simply too young to comprehend what’s happened.

When his relative Rip Torn suggests Hackman is too stern with the boys, that he expects too much of them, the latter protests he’s trying to treat Thomas like a grownup.

Ultimately, Thomas is seriously injured in a fall, and he and Hackman finally break through to each other.

Misunderstood

Production: Accent/Keith Barish. Director Jerry Schatzberg; Producer Tarak Ben Ammar; Screenplay Barra Grant; Camera Pasqualino De Santis; Editor Marc Laub; Music Michael Hoppe; Art Director Joel Schiller

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1984. Running time: 91 MIN.

With: Gene Hackman Henry Thomas Rip Torn Huckleberry Fox Maureen Kerwin Susan Anspach

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