Disturbing Behavior (1998)

USA, Australia, 1998
colour, 1.85:1
DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, English

An Australian science fiction/horror film directed by David Nutter.

Plot Summary

Teenager Steve Clark and his family move to Cradle Bay and he’s soon having problems fitting in with his new schoolmates. There’s something unnatural about the almost perfect behaviour of some of the kids and Steve falls in with two outsiders to find out what’s going on at the school. What they discover has horrific implications…


Director: David Nutter
Metro Goldwyn Meyer presents in association with Village Roadshow – Hoyts Film Partnership a Beacon Communications production
Executive Producers: C.O. Erickson, Phillip B. Goldfine
Producers: Armyan Bernstein, Jon Shestack
Co-Producers: Elisabeth Seldes, Scott Rosenberg
Associate Producers: Brent O’Connor, Max Wong
Script: Scott Rosenberg
Director of Photography: John S. Bartley
Editor: Randy Jon Morgan
Music: Mark Snow
Sound Recordists: Eddie Bydalek, Eric Erickson, John Garret Gorman
Costume Designer: Trish Keating
Key Make-up: Lisa Love
Hair: Janet MacDonald
Special Make-up Effects: Lindala Make Up Effects Inc, Geoff Redknap, Leanne Rae Podavin, Toby Lindala
Special Effects Coordinator: Joel Whist
Visual Effects: Encore Visual Effects; Northwest Imaging and FX
Production Designer: Nelson Coates

James Marsden (Steve Clark)
Katie Holmes (Rachel Wagner)
Nick Stahl (Gavin Strick)
Steve Railsback (Officer Cox)
Bruce Greenwood (Dr Edgar Caldicott)
William Sadler (Dorian Newberry)
Chad E. Donella (U.V.)
Ethan Embry (Allen Clark)
Katharine Isabelle (Lindsay Clark)
A.J. Buckley (Charles ‘Chug’ Roman)
Crystal Cass (Lorna Longley)
Tygh Runyan (Dickie Atkinson)
Tobias Mehler (Andy Effkin)
Derek Hamilton (Trent Whalen)
P.J. Prinsloo (Robby Stewart)
Terry David Mulligan (Nathan Clark)
Susan Hogan (Cynthia Clark)
Sarah-Jane Redmond (Miss Perkins)
Natassia Malthe (Mary Jo Copeland)
Chris Owens (Officer Kramer)
Robert Moloney (ferry guy)

Alternative Titles

Comportamento Perturbado – Portugese video title
Comportamiento perturbado – Spanish title
Comportement insolite – French Canadian title
Comportements troublants – French title
Dich kriegen wir auch noch! – German title
Disturbing Behaviour – UK title
Generazione perfetta – Italian title
Inte som alla andra – Swedish title
Julma totuus – Finnish title
Perturbados – Argentine/Mexican title

See also
The Stepford Wives (1975)


epd Film vol.16 no.6 (1 June 1999) p.48 – review (Dich kriegen wir auch noch by Hans Schifferle)
Cinefantastique vol.30 no.4 (August 1998) pp.10-11 – article (The latest stab at teen horror could have been called The Stepford Kids by Frank Garcia)
Starlog no.254 (September 1998) pp.61-64 – illustrated article (The Stepford Teens by Joe Nazzaro)

A Capital, Guia TV 10 September 1999 – review (by Rui Brazuna)
Svenska Dagbladet 21 May 1999 – review (En tämligen död kråka by Elisabeth Sörenson)