Bad Day on the Block (1997)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  22 August 1997 (Turkey)
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A decorated firefighter has his wife and son leave him because of his violent tendencies, including playing a game of Russian Roulette with his wife. Only trouble is he believes that the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Braverton
Chelsea Russo ...
Marcie Braverton
Al Calavito
Sandy Tierra
Cody Jones ...
911 Operator
Dawn Roach ...
911 Operator
Catherine Swing ...
Crack House Reporter


A decorated firefighter has his wife and son leave him because of his violent tendencies, including playing a game of Russian Roulette with his wife. Only trouble is he believes that the loving neighbor couple and their two children are to blame for them leaving by filling his wife's head with nonsense. He then sets out to discipline the family for their failings. But when the couple reports him to the police, the police will not believe the couple because of the fireman's status in the community. Things escalate until he kills a repairman, then the police and finally launches a totally terroristic attack on the family including again playing Russian Roulette with them. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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He's destroyed everything close to him. Now he's going next door. See more »


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »




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22 August 1997 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Bajo presiĆ³n  »

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When the model airplane flies through the window, the glass breaks apart in small pieces like safety glass of a car, normal window glass does not break like this. See more »


Lyle Wilder: You think you know me don't you?
Zach Braverton: No
Lyle Wilder: You sure?
Zach Braverton: No?
Lyle Wilder: That's a shame!
Zach Braverton: Mom!
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Charlie Sheen's convincing, mildly frightening performance lifts film to above average.
23 January 1999 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

In Bad Day on the Block (also known as Under Pressure) Charlie Sheen (Platoon, Hot Shots) finally took a role which I had wanted to see him play, a psycho. Sheen plays a hero firefighter who loses it after his wife leaves him. So he decides to terrorize his neighbors, a happily married couple with two children. Sheen plays the psycho role well, though he's not too scary because it's Charlie Sheen. The film isn't bad, though it has some stupid things, for example, the family is scared to death of him and he's just broken into their house, but they leave the little daughter downstairs alone. The film also suffers from the acting of the two kids, both are poor. The climax is kind of cool, with Russian Roulette being the game of choice.

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