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Below Utopia (1997)

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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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Ice-T had composed an instrumental musical score for this film that wasn't used. The compositions instead appeared on an CD entitled "Below Utopia: The Lost Score". 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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Hark the Herald Angels Sing (O Come All Yes Faithful)
Arranged by Bob Holroyd for String Quartet
Published by Jim Long Companies, Inc.
Courtesy of Zomba Music
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Better than I expected, would recommend it
30 October 1998 | by (Berkeley, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I was pleasantly surprised by this suspense-action-thriller. The movie is about a young, upper-class couple who, during a visit to the in-laws, become victims of cold-blooded art thieves who slaughter most of the family. Don't worry, you look forward to seeing the annoying, upper-crust family members get butchered. And just overlook the fact that these rich folk never bothered to shell out the money for a decent home-security system. As implausible as it may seem, young preppie-boy fights back to single-handedly deal with the bad guys. Surprise ending, too.


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