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Bad Day on the Block (1997)

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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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Al Calavito
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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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Bajo presión  »

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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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OK for a formula-driven psycho-next-door film.
9 March 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

About the only creative twist in this film is that the psycho next door is a decorated, respected fireman.

Get this bit of originality: he also spouts a few Bible verses along the way. Wow, impressive.

That said, there are bigger wastes of time out there, and it's good for a bit of entertainment if there's nothing else on TV. I wouldn't pay to rent it, though.

The only thought-provoking feature of the film has to do with the usefulness of firearms in the hands of good citizens.


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