I have followed the troubles of Brian Bonsall. I think he was a great child actor. Now he is apparently destabilized. He failed to appear for a recent court date in Boulder Colorado and is now a fugitive.http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/jul/24/family-ties-brian-bonsall-fugitive/
I purchased the dvd of "Father and Scout" and watched it many times as a therapy for my depersonalization disorder. I was severely abused in a scout camp and acquired the depersonalization disorder. Brian was about 12 in the movie, the same age as I was in my trauma. Since I looked something like Brian, It allowed me to revisualize who I was.
Someone reviewed the movie "Father and Scout" for Amazon dot com. I presume it was Bonsall writing under an assumed name. The reviewer identifies himself as MPLS (in the movie Brian was Michael Paley _ Sagat) and says BOB SAGAT IS THE ANTICHRIST "BOB SAGET WANTS TO EAT YOUR CHILDREN - DO NOT SEE HIS MOVIES.
That review has since been withdrawn. I have a copy of it.
Brian made the movie "Mikey" which was so depressing to me I could never watch it. The movie "Blank Check" I think is a fun movie.
If Brian Bonsall should ever read this, please accept my thanks for helping me with my depersonalization disorder.