5.0/10
911
16 user 4 critic

Below Utopia (1997)

Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Deadly Sins (1995)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

New area deputy Jack Gales arrives on the island to find that a girl at the local Catholic girls' school has been found dead. After investigating, he finds that students have been ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Robison
Stars: David Keith, Alyssa Milano, Terry David Mulligan
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Attractive but warped college co-ed Sabrina resorts to lying, cheating, blackmailing, seduction and manipulation to get what she wants.

Director: Uli Edel
Stars: Jamie Luner, Alyssa Milano, Brian Bloom
The Blue Hour (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Several strangers in Los Angeles weave their stories of loss and hope, not knowing that their lives have brushed up against each others in small but sometimes profound ways.

Director: Eric Nazarian
Stars: Ellen Albertini Dow, Eric Burdon, Paul Dillon
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Irish cop Mick Flannery battles a drug dealer who has corrupted his son.

Director: Gary Davis
Stars: Christopher McDonald, Joey Katz, Tabby Hanson
Hugo Pool (1997)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Hugo Pool is a quirky tale of a Los Angeles pool cleaner who falls in love with a young man dying of Lou Gerhig's Disease.

Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Stars: Alyssa Milano, Mark Boone Junior, Malcolm McDowell
Public Enemies (Video 1996)
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Glorified and glamourized fact-based tale of Ma Barker and her boys who robbed banks and generally terrorized the Midwest in the 1930's and was eventually gunned down by g-man, Melvin ... See full summary »

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: Leah Best, Chip Heller, Theresa Russell
Wisegal (TV Movie 2008)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.

Director: Jerry Ciccoritti
Stars: Alyssa Milano, Jason Gedrick, Janet Wright
The Diamond Hunters (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Set against the background of South Africa's emerald coast and diamond mines, Diamond Hunters traces the torrid fortunes of a family unable to forgive and forget. Johnny, a successful ... See full summary »

Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Michael Easton, Jolene Blalock
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Three sisters find themselves battling for love and validation.

Director: Vanessa Parise
Stars: Amanda Detmer, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brooke Langton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jesse meets Ethan, someone she could finally fall in love with, but then she meets Troy, and now she has a dilemma.

Director: Daryn Tufts
Stars: Christopher Gorham, Alyssa Milano, Michael Landes
Alyssa Milano Sex Tape (Video 2013)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Directors: Nick Corirossi, Charles Ingram
Stars: Alyssa Milano, Peter Porte, Steve Tom
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Daniel Beckett
...
Jim (as Ice T)
...
Tiny (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister)
Richard Danielson ...
Cole
Nicholas Walker ...
Justin Beckett
...
Uncle Wilson
Jeanette O'Connor ...
Aunt Estelle
...
...
Marilyn Beckett
Eric Saiet ...
Cousin Allen
Edit

Storyline

Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live up to his brother's potential. However, this quickly becomes inconsequential, as blood-thirsty killers soon show up.. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He was a hired professional. But this was personal.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Below Utopia  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Alyssa Milano, co-star Ice-T showed up on set one day with 17 bodyguards. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene the shots through the windshield of the Mercedes show the gear shift lever in "park" as they are driving up the mountain. See more »

Soundtracks

Still Want You
Written by Tom Deluca (as Thomas G. DeLuca) & Christopher Ward
Published by Street Rock Music (ASCAP) and Bluebear Waltzes (ASCAP/SOCAN)
Performed by Saffron Henderson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Surprisingly good!
29 August 1999 | by (Lucy, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I would not blame you if you did not want to see this movie based on its cast and its plot. Most of the elements just seem likely to add up to a bad movie. I was forced to see it because my boyfriend has an obsession with Alyssa. Should I be embarrassed to be involved with a 25 year old man who works for Congress who owns Alyssa's workout videos entitled "Teen Steam"?? Probably.

At any rate, this movie, unlike Teen Steam, is surprisingly good. It seemed well thought out and equally well executed, with strong and believable performances by Alyssa, Ice T, and Justin Theroux. The film was successful in keeping up suspense, and you definitely wanted to watch until the end when you were most likely surprised by the unveiling of the true criminal.

This film seems to be replayed late nights on cable with some frequency, so be sure to check it out there.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?