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

R  |   |  Comedy  |  16 October 1998 (USA)
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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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Don't be alarmed... they're professionals. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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16 October 1998 (USA)  »

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

Gross:

$55,986 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 October 1998 (1998) See more »

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Life On the Bottom
by Bob Beland, Peter Curry
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Simply a masterpiece!
15 January 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

It's rather sad to see that so many people seem turned off by this comedy. Just like Romeo is Bleeding, too many people seem to just give up when they're finally shown something that truly creates an original tone for itself. This movie walks a tight-wire between the absurd and offbeat while still seemingly plausible and realistic. The plot twists with wonderfully subversive glee. I could not help but fall hopelessly in love with this charming movie. Don't listen to all the negative comments. Rent it and judge for yourself. You just might be wonderfully surprised.


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