Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around Adam die an unexpected death, his parents start to suspect Adam - is he just simulating to be so ignorant about his environment?
Trusting your children can be deadly
Manny Dorff: [showing Adam a revolver] Cool huh? We could blow someone away with this thing
Det. Atwater: A lot of death in this house.
[last lines] Henry Pratman: Hey Adam I've got a new game for us to play but you need a stick. [Adam ignores him] Henry Pratman: Come on Adam get a stick [no response] Henry Pratman: I'm King Arthur and this is excaliber on guard [Adam still isn't listening] Henry Pratman: Come on Adam get a stick [Adam finally swings round glaring at Henry] Adam Pratman: [Holding a gun shaped stick on Henry] [last lines with a cold snear] Adam Pratman: Bang your dead!
Clive: [Upon catching sight of the photographs that show him shooting Manny] Well I guess there's no point in keeping up pre-tenses Linda Pratman: Who are you? Clive: I'm the boy's father Linda Pratman: Garry Madison? But they said you died? Clive: Surprise Clive: [Indicating to Adam] He's doing great isn't he? Linda Pratman: You Killed Manny Clive: [Defensivley] He was bothering my kid Linda Pratman: And Margaret... and Daddy? Clive: You were always what I pictured as a mother who could care for my son... but mothers are a dime a dozen... I know I had ten growing up in those damed foster homes.
Det. Atwater: If this continues sir... you won't have any family left