This Boy’s Life

Character: Norma

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Written by: Robert Getchell

Produced by: Fitch Cady, Art Linson

Cast Members: Robert De Niro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio

Released date: April 9, 1993

Genre: Biography, Drama

In the 1950s, Toby and his mom, Caroline, move to the state of Washington. There they meet mild-mannered Dwight, who falls in love with Caroline. They're married, and, after some initial happiness in the household, it becomes apparent that Dwight believes violence is the best way to discipline his troubled stepson. Unfortunately, Caroline is unwilling to give up on her marriage. As Dwight's abuse intensifies, Toby plans an escape.


• He looked like the ideal husband. He seemed like the perfect father. That’s just what they needed. But that’s not what they got.
• A true story based on the award-winning book by Tobias Wolff.

Script developed by Never Enough Design