Firstborn (1984)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Thriller

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A teen must protect his family when his mother's sinister new boyfriend begins exerting his authority in their home.




  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Christopher Collet in Firstborn (1984)
  • Teri Garr in Firstborn (1984)
  • Teri Garr in Firstborn (1984)
  • Christopher Collet and James Harper in Firstborn (1984)
  • Teri Garr in Firstborn (1984)
  • Teri Garr and Peter Weller in Firstborn (1984)

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14 May 2007 | agent-too
80's dramatic gold
If you're an 80's film buff, you couldn't ask for anything better than Firstborn. Peter Weller being creepier than creepy, Cory Haim being earnest, Sarah Jessica Parker being mousy, and Teri Garr addicted to coke. Does it get any better? I found the film looking for more Christopher Collet flicks (he's the dreamy 13-year-old Paul of Sleepaway Camp), and he knocks this role out of the park as an engaging and increasingly troubled teen trying to keep his family together. Though the subject matter is a little heavy, Apted keeps you riveted, and Firstborn proves itself to be a heartfelt and endearing look at a family ripped apart. Not only is this Corey Haim's first film, but the entire cast is outstanding. Do yourself a favor and see it.

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,606,214 28 October 1984

Gross USA:


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