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The Alarmist (1997)
"Life During Wartime" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  16 October 1998 (USA)
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Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tommy Hudler
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Heinrich Grigoris
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Gale Ancona
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Sally
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April Brody
Ruth Miller ...
Mrs. Fielding
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Mr. Fielding
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Beth Hudler
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Bruce Hudler
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Andrew Hudler
Gabriel Dell Jr. ...
Skippy Hudler
Valerie Long ...
Doris
Kim Tobin ...
Bambi
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Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected. Written by Rob M. <rjtmel@hotmail.com>

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$7,787 (USA) (16 October 1998)

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$55,986 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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Quirky, Funny... Enjoy the vignettes
6 February 1999 | by (Fort Worth, TX) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by the number of times I caught myself smiling or laughing quietly during The Alarmist (AKA Life During Wartime), a film where the parts are definitely greater than the whole. Be prepared to all but ignore the plot, which is unnecessary except as a place to loosely hang some wonderful performances by everyone involved.


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