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Synopsis:A boy blackmails his neighbour after suspecting him to be a N*zi war criminal.
Bryan Singer directed Apt Pupil (1998) won 6 movie awards and was nominated for another 6 movie awards. Bryan Singer worked wonders with this Stephen King novel move adaptation. Apt Pupil did not fare so well at the box office making $8.8 million on an estimated movie budget of $14 million.
Apt Pupil is the story of a boy, Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro), who discovers that his elderly neighbor Kurt Dussander ( Ian McKellen) is a N*zi war criminal. Todd proceeds to blackmail his Kurt and in doing so, sparks a fire that should not be restarted.
Apt Pupil suffers from some pacing issues but proves that monsters come in all shapes and forms. The older looking Dussander descends back into his darker past rekindling the evil from the past. A stronger and scarier part of the film is when Dussander takes a liking to Todd and looks to corrupt his mind. Will Dussander succeed in creating a monster for the new generation?
About Apt Pupil 1998
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Writers: Stephen King, Brandon Boyce
Director: Bryan Singer