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Traumafessions :: Reader Riccardo on David: The David Rothenberg Story

November 22nd, 2009 by aunt john · 7 Comments

I was scared for life by the T.V. movie DAVID: THE DAVID ROTHENBERG STORY.

Very cruel & scary movie.

JOHN ERMAN (director), 1988, with BERNADETTE PETERS and JOHN GLOVER.

UNK SEZ: Ugh! Why’d ya have to go and remind me of the feel-bad television movie of the century Riccardo? A father setting his son on fire and burning over 90% of his body? Of course, something so mind-boggingly heinous has to be based on a true story and guess what? Dad spent all of SIX years in jail!

Don’t feel bad, American judicial system, you’re new; I’m sure you’ll iron out all of those little kinks one of these centuries!

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

    John Glover = Awesome:

  • 2 LaDraculNo Gravatar // Nov 22, 2009 at 10:49 am

    I personally found Glover truly creepy in “Batman and Robin”…GAAAHH!!!

  • 3 Andre DumasNo Gravatar // Nov 22, 2009 at 11:11 am

    Speaking of Batman! This reminds me of another traumafession- when Joker’s girlfriend makes an appearance with the scary white mask on, and speaks in that high pitched creeper voice. I used to imagine such terrible things under that mask…!

  • 4 ChrisNo Gravatar // Nov 22, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Oh man, John Glover! I love that guy, but never knew his name. Thanks, Unk! Favorite performance… In The Mouth of Madness. Granted, he’s only in a few scenes, but he makes quite the quirky impression. The gleeful smile on his face as he turns up The Carpenters tune to drown out the noises of the inmates is understated genius.

    “Hello? This is Saperstein, where is he?”
    🙂

  • 5 micksterNo Gravatar // Nov 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Oh dear Lord! I remember watching this movie. I must have blocked it out until now. ONLY six years in prison? He deserved to be burned to death. What a monster!

  • 6 Amanda By NightNo Gravatar // Nov 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I totally remember this movie. I remember the real case and seeing the real David all over the television. Wow, it’s just as horrible now as it was when it first happened.
    I think David is now a tatoo artist, but I am basing that on info froma friend. I never looked it up.

  • 7 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Nov 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    A.J found this:

    Stranger still, there are all these people on the webs who believe that the Dave Dave on Larry King is Michael Jackson in disguise. Saying that the real Dave Dave is less scarred, has blue eyes and a more damaged hand…

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