Attention, The Kids Are Watching
|Attention, The Kids Are Watching|
|Directed by||Serge Leroy|
|Produced by||Alain Delon|
|Written by||Christopher Frank|
|Based on||"The Children Are Watching" by Laird Koenig and Peter L. Dixon.|
|Music by||Éric Demarsan|
|Box office||457,790 admissions (France)|
In a small town by the sea, a group of siblings aged 5 to 13 - Marlene, Dimitri, Marc (known as Boule) and Laetitia - spend most of their days watching television shows while under care of a Spanish nanny, who they call "Avocados", and dislike.
One day they all go to the beach. The nanny falls asleep on a rubber raft while sundbaking on the sand. For a joke, they put her out to sea. She panics when she wakes up and ends up drowning. The kids do try to save her, but when they fail they decide to not to report it and use the opportunity to live as they wish.
A man arrives who saw the nanny drown. He blackmails the children. They decide to kill him.
- Alain Delon : The Man
- Sophie Renoir : Marlène
- Richard Constantini : Dimitri
- Thierry Turchet : Boule
- Tiphaine Leroux : Laetitia
- Adelita Requena : Avocados
- Henri Vilbert : Le gardien
- Françoise Brion : Mademoiselle Millard
- Danielle Volle : La mère
- Marco Perrin : Gendarme
- Ticky Holgado : Gendarme
- François Cadet : Le pompiste
- Paul Crauchet : l'ami pecheur
- Michel Fortin : le chauffeur du bus scolaire
In June 1969 producer Ronald Kahn announced he had purchased the film rights and hired Koenig and Dixon to write a script. He said the film was "a strong comment about an age in which television can take over the minds of the young." This version of the film was not made.
- Box office information for film at Box Office Story
- Books Today: Paperbacks Petersen, Clarence. Chicago Tribune 26 Nov 1970: 22.
- Hello, Young Heathcliff By A. H. WEILER. New York Times 15 June 1969: D15.