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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 »

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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>

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He was a hired professional. But this was personal.

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Alyssa Milano said she was surprised by the way Ice-T reacted on the shooting scene, explaining most actors would have done it differently. When she confronted him, he responded that shooting scenes in real life are like that. See more »

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Cousin Ed dies lying face down but after Susanne and Daniel return to the house he is lying on his right side. See more »

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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
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No suspense.
4 December 1999 | by (Surrey, British Columbia) – See all my reviews

I did not find the supposed plot twist in this movie a twist at all. I figured out who the bad guys were very early on in the movie. The only thing I was uncertain about was whether the character was actually the culprit or whether the acting was just inappropriate and made him/her look like the bad guy; it turns out the acting was quite appropriate. Anyway, I found this movie very obvious and unthrilling, and Susanne's (I was very impressed to see they spelled her name the same way as mine, as it is a rare spelling- bonus points) reluctance to use violence even when her own life was on the line was kind of frustrating. Still, most of the acting was decent, especially considering some of the stupid things people had to say or do. Uncle Whoever's confession was extremely melodramatic and did not seem to have much relevance to the story, unless I missed something. Basically this movie was an unsuspenseful suspense and I do not recommend it to anyone except to the many Alyssa Milano fans out there.


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