David 33 years old

The true story of David Rothenberg whose disturbed father set him on fire.

David is a six-year-old boy who is caught in the middle of his two feuding (& divorced) parents. His father, Charles, kidnaps him to California, where he eventually sets him on fire as a means of revenge against Marie, David's mother (Young David receives third-degree burns over 90% of his body). This movie chronicles David's struggle to recover and the obstacles he faces along the way.

Credits

David Cast

Name Character
Bernadette Peters She was 40, now 74 years old as Marie Rothenberg
John Glover He was 44, now 78 years old as Charles Rothenberg
Matthew Lawrence He was 8, now 42 years old as David Rothenberg
George Grizzard He was 60, 79 years old when he died as Dr. Achauer
Georgann Johnson She was 62, 91 years old when she died as Loraine
Jordan Charney He was 51, now 85 years old as Judge
Dan Lauria He was 41, now 75 years old as John
Nicholas Mele as Det. Flanagan
Caryn Ward She was 8, now 42 years old as Jennifer
Jack Rader He was 2, now 31 years old as Dick Hafdahl
Christopher Allport He was 41, 60 years old when he died as Terry
Frederick Combs He was 53, 56 years old when he died as Ken Curtis
Billy O'Sullivan He was 29, now 62 years old as Johnny
Barbara Sammeth as Glenda
Lisa Blake Richards She was 47, now 81 years old as Judy Curtis
Barbara Tarbuck She was 46, 74 years old when she died as Sue Martinez
Casey King He was 36, 63 years old when he died as Bob Schneider
Cheryl Anderson as Dee Fraser

David Crew

Name Department
Steve Yaconelli as Cinematography. He was 47 (62) years old when He died Crew
Marvin Hamlisch as Music. He was 44 (68) years old when He died Sound
John Erman as Director. He was 53 (now 87) years old Directing
Donald March as Producer. Production
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David (33 years)

The true story of David Rothenberg whose disturbed father set him on fire.

  • Release day: Tuesday, October 25, 1988
  • Runtime: 96 minutes