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Bad Day on the Block (1997)

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: Two kids... a husband... Marge though you had something great going on here... special she called it. "Why can't we be more like them? Why can't you play with your son like Reese does? Huh? Why?"
Catherine Braverton: [to her kids] Go upstairs to your room... run
Lyle Wilder: [Now glaring at Catherine] You talked to her a lot didn't you? She worshipped you didn't she? Marge thought she knew me... most of the time!
Catherine Braverton: Lyle I'm sorry if we were an issue between you and Marge... but that has nothing to do with us now... please leave
Lyle Wilder: ...
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Sheen is very impressive
29 April 2000 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Through the years Charles Sheen has played a wide variety of characters on screen, some of them pretty light roles. However, here in "Bad Day On The Block" he gets the opportunity to prove that he's an excellent actor.

He plays a deeply disturbed fireman who hates everyone and has a thing for strict discipline and bible quotes. Of course this mix creates a problem when the kids in the house next door, plays with the hose and waste water. He steps out and up to them to correct them.

This is just one example. The rest of the film he continues to destroy the neighborhood peace and makes life a living hell for the family next door.

Charles Sheen is very good as the disturbed bachelor. His look just tells all the rest about his mean behavior and he also manages to create a few laughs along the way. He's so hard and says some really funny lines, that I just laugh at it. To my knowledge, this isn't one of Mr. Sheen's more successful films. Instead it's an over-looked gem. See it and have a great time studying these both frightening and interesting events!

I give it an 8 out of 10.


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