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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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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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

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Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »
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22 August 1997 (Turkey)  »

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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 »

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Lyle Wilder: [Describing to Ron some of the countless victims he found in fires] Susan Boreland July 14th 1988... full body... third degree massive inhilation... deceased... meth fire... a nine year old. Elane Brinkley November 22nd 1992... dental id... crackpot had nodded out to a gas leak with a cigarette burning... a gas leak that a worthless chink slum lord knew about... but didn't fix. Stern discipline is for he who forsakes the way... he who hates reproof... will die.
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Good idea, bad delivery.
19 July 1999 | by (Berwyn, IL) – See all my reviews

Lot's of inconsistencies in this film. People soaking wet in one room & dry when then enter the next. Charlie is seen pushing the neighbor's car down the street because he didn't want it in front of his house. Problem is he's in the middle of the street with a parked car on his side of the curb. How'd he get this car away from the curb & be able to push it without keys? The setting is during a record heat wave & the neighbor's air conditioning is broke. Yet when Mom puts the kids to bed, they are under sheets & comforters. It's an unintentionally funny movie.


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