Bad Ronald (1974)

TV Movie   |  Unrated   |    |  Drama, Horror, Thriller

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A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

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  • Kim Hunter and Scott Jacoby in Bad Ronald (1974)
  • Scott Jacoby in Bad Ronald (1974)
  • Kim Hunter and Scott Jacoby in Bad Ronald (1974)
  • Scott Jacoby in Bad Ronald (1974)
  • Scott Jacoby in Bad Ronald (1974)
  • Kim Hunter and Scott Jacoby in Bad Ronald (1974)

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30 August 2004 | lazarillo
You won't see this on the Hallmark Channel
I've been wanting to see this movie for a long time and I'm glad I finally did. This is a TV movie from the glory days before TV movies were all aimed at bored housewives, before you had a rampaging Delta Burke or somebody like that crusading against the drunk driver who sold drugs to her son, turned out her daughter, and molested her dog. I'd watch Lifetime and the Hallmark channel religiously if there was a remote chance they'd ever show something like this! Ronald is a creepy but at the same time oddly sympathetic teenager played by Scott Jacoby (yes, THE Scott Jacoby!). After he kills a neighbor girl, his doting mother hides him in secret room, but then she tragically dies and a new family with three teenage daughters moves in. The dad is played by a young Dabney Coleman WITH HAIR. The two older daughters were played by the sexy Eilbacher sisters, but the perverted Ronald falls in love with the youngest daughter (Cindy Fisher), who the camera leers at as much as he does (she keeps running up stairs dressed in a short tennis skirt--is this 70's made-for-TV kiddie porn?). When the girls parents go out of town, Bad Ronald makes his presence known and all hell breaks loose. There are no important social messages here, no familial problems are addressed, Delta Burke does not appear--it's just two hours (minus commercial breaks) of enjoyable trash.

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