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

 -  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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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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$7,787 (USA) (16 October 1998)

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$55,986 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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Life On the Bottom
by Bob Beland, Peter Curry
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Dark, humorous, quirky and melodramatic.
24 May 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Dark, humorous, quirky and melodramatic. The mix of this movie may not gel and disappoint some, but on the whole I found it fun and entertaining. Dave Arquette, Stan Tucci and Kate Capeshaw give fine performances in this very offbeat movie that starts dark but ends with a comedic twist. Perhaps the plot could be better but there's plenty enough to give viewers amusement and chuckles. A strange one you'd either hate or enjoy. For myself, I found it on the plus side.


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