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The Man Next Door (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 January 1996 (USA)
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A community is shocked to learn that their new neighbor is a convicted sex offender who has been paroled.

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Eli Cooley
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Wanda Gilmore
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Moe
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Dwight Cooley
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Rapists' Rehabilitator
Julie Hess
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Sally Cooley
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Keith Decker ...
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Terry Heinz
Abigail Van Alyn ...
Mavis
Ken Wall ...
Bud Heinz
Lois Saunders ...
Elsie
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A community is shocked to learn that their new neighbor is a convicted sex offender who has been paroled.

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Rated R for violence
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Der Triebtäter - Eine Stadt in Angst  »

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This movie deserves some credit for the message it conveys, a not so popular reality about rehabilitation.

Michael Ontkean is believable as a former sex offender who is now living in a small town in a nondescript area of rural California. He is on parole, and his officer (well-portrayed by capable actress Pamela Reed) is concerned he may be a repeat offender. He was previously convicted for three out of six charges, including aggravated rape.

We see the dehumanization, the mentality towards this crime, and the attitude the town has, once they learn of his crimes. It is realistic. Not certain if this story was based entirely on truth but the killing of his dog was very disturbing. Annette O'Toole is also very good as Ontkean's frightened neighbor, a former victim of rape.

The subject is complex, and we see it through different viewpoints. The perpetrator, trying to re-make his life; the parole officer, upholding the law; the victims, how they are affected, and the simmering rage of frustrated townspeople. All in all a good message worth more studying. 8/10.


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