Parents [Blu-ray] [1989]

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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.35 out of 5 stars.
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (21 out of 22)

Special Features

  • "Inside Out" with director of photography Robin Vidgeon
  • "Leftovers to Be" with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
  • "Mother's Day" with actress Mary Beth Hurt
  • "Vintage Tastes" with decorative consultant Yolando Cuomo
  • Audio commentary with director Bob Balaban and producer Bonnie Palef
  • Featurettes:
  • Isolated score selections/audio interview with composer Jonathan Elias
  • Radio spots
  • Still gallery
  • Theatrical trailer


In this bizarre and very black comedy set in 1950s suburbia, Michael Laemle (Bryan Madorsky) comes to suspect that his conventional parents (Randy Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt) have a little secret which they have kept from him. Nothing too major - - just that they happen to be cannibals. It seems that Dad has been bringing home some extra meat from his place of work, a mortuary. As the lad grows ever more hysterical, he confesses his suspicions to the school psychologist (Sandy Dennis). She ridicules his notions and even comes to the house to show him how foolish he's being. Instead, she becomes an entree in the next family dinner, as Michael's parents attempt to indoctrinate him into their odd lifestyle. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Randy Quaid
    Randy Quaid - Nick Laemle
  • Mary Beth Hurt
    Mary Beth Hurt - Lily Laemle
  • Sandy Dennis
    Sandy Dennis - Millie Dew
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    Bryan Madorsky - Michael Laemle
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    Juno Mills-Cockell - Sheila Zellner

Overall Customer Rating

4.4 out of 54.4
22 Reviews
96%of customers recommend this product.

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