Taglines: There’s aA new name for terror…
Michael Laemie (played by Brian Madorsky) is a young boy living in a typical 1950’s suburbanite home… except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Especially his father, Nick Laemie (played by Randy Quaid). Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school’s social worker.
Parents is a 1989 American black comedy horror film directed by Bob Balaban and written by Christopher Hawthorne. It stars Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis and Bryan Madorsky. The film received a mixed response from critics and fared poorly commercially, but has since gained a cult following.
Directed by: Bob Balaban
Starring: Randy Quaid, Mary Beth Hurt, Sandy Dennis, Bryan Madorsky, London Juno, Kathryn Grody, Deborah Rush, Graham Jarvis, Helen Carscallen
Screenplay by: Christopher Hawthorne
Cinematography by: Ernest Day, Robin Vidgeon
Film Editing by: Bill Pankow
Costume Design by: Arthur Rowsell
Set Decoration by: Mike Harris
Art Direction by: Andris Hausmanis
Music by: Jonathan Elias
Distributed by: Vestron Pictures
Release Date: January 27, 1989