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Commandments (1997)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  2 May 1997 (USA)
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Seth Warner has reached the end of his rope. Ever since his wife died two years earlier, his world has been in turmoil. He is despondent, his career has fallen apart, even his house has ... See full summary »

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Seth Warner
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Rachel Luce
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Harry Luce
Shirl Bernheim ...
Sylvia Andrew
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Banker
Patrick Garner ...
Banker
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Receptionist
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Melissa Murphy
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Rudy Warner
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Detective Malhoney
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Police Chief Warren
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Gordon Bloom
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Seth Warner has reached the end of his rope. Ever since his wife died two years earlier, his world has been in turmoil. He is despondent, his career has fallen apart, even his house has been destroyed. There seems to be nothing left for him to live for. Confused and angry after two years of suffering, he finally directs his wrath at God from the rooftop of his apartment building in New York City. In the midst of a wild thunderstorm he demands to know why he has been betrayed by the god he has believed in and honored his whole life. God's answer is to strike down Seth's dog in a bolt of lightning. Pushed beyond his limits, Seth decides to respond to his years of torment by breaking each of the biblical Ten Commandments. While staying with his sister-in-law, Rachel, much to the chagrin of her shifty reporter husband, Harry, he systematically sets out to break each commandment one by one. A natural at breaking commandments, Harry is drawn to Seth's mission in the hopes of using it to ... Written by Anonymous

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A comedy that breaks the rules. See more »

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$312,438 (USA) (2 May 1997)

Gross:

$488,419 (USA) (9 May 1997)
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When Rachel talks with Seth about her being betrayed by Harry, her haircut changes - in one she has some hair on her forehead, in the next take she doesn't, and then she does again. See more »

Quotes

Rudy: Who among us knows the way of the Lord?
Seth: I have a theory. He's a raving psychotic.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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After Dark
Written by Tito Larriva and Steven Hufsteter
Performed by Tito Larriva (as Tito) and Tarantula
Produced by Tito Larriva, Robert Rodriguez and Mark Goldenberg
Mixed by Joel Soyfter
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The story has it all - death, sex, and God.
8 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One thing I can say for Courteney Cox, she really got hotter with Kurt Russel in 3000 Miles to Graceland than she did with Aidan Quinn here. Not that she wasn't hot, but Kurt got the better deal.

This was a quirky black comedy about a man who lost his reason for living and decided to damn god and break all his commandments. Well, damning god is breaking one of them. Hooking up with his sister-in-law was just one of the ten, but what kept you interested was how he was going to break the "Thou Shalt Not Kill" one.

Good support by Anthony LaPaglia as Courtney's husband, Harry. "I break 5 or 6 commandments every day before lunch." Not a good man, but, you know how that karma thing works. It all ended well.


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