A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hollow Point (1996)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Livingston is trying to merge the Russians, Chinese and Italian gangsters into one group with huge amounts of money and power. FBI agent Susan and DEA agent Max are trying to stop them.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Tia Carrere, John Lithgow
Shadowlands (TV Movie 1985)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Noted author and scholar finds love, then must endure its loss...

Director: Norman Stone
Stars: Joss Ackland, Rupert Baderman, Claire Bloom
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die. PLANS FOR ... See full summary »

Director: Juana Macías
Stars: Carme Elias, Ana Labordeta, Goya Toledo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Nikolay Mikhaylov
Stars: Elena Ksenofontova, Stanislav Bondarenko, Anatoliy Zhuravlyov
Hostile Intentions (Video 1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Three young American women have a wild drunken fling south of the border. They find some rough folks to party with at a Mexican mansion, a Mexican jail and the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director: Catherine Cyran
Stars: Tia Carrere, Rigg Kennedy, Lisa Dean Ryan
Top of the World II (1997)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Peter Weller, Dennis Hopper, Tia Carrere
Drama | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: ... See full summary »

Director: Floyd Mutrux
Stars: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno
The Immortals (1995)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A seedy nightclub owner recruits eight violent gangsters for an elaborate heist, but when they all begin to compare notes, they find they're pawns in a dangerous game of doublecross.

Director: Brian Grant
Stars: Eric Roberts, Joe Pantoliano, Tia Carrere
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.

Director: Peter O'Fallon
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ray Liotta, Catherine McCormack
Treacherous (1993)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A former race car driver (Howell) who has retired and is the owner of a Mexican resort hotel gets mixed up in a robbery involving $2 million by one of his former girl friends.

Director: Kevin Brodie
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Tia Carrere, Adam Baldwin
Certificate: AO Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Haunted by a traumatic history, photographer Kevin Wolfe (Christopher Denham) struggles to systematically forget all his bad memories, but erasing his past threatens to consume his future. ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Taylor
Stars: Christopher Denham, Lindsay Beamish, Elizabeth Rice
The Falls (1980)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The planet has been affected by a mysterious occurrence known as the Violent Unknown Event, or V.U.E. It has caused immortality and disability. Victims have learned new and peculiar ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Peter Westley, Aad Wirtz, Michael Murray
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ted
...
...
Sandy
...
Stuart
...
Christina
Christian Tessier ...
Chris
...
Gina
...
Judy
...
Stanley
...
Claire
...
Sherwood
...
Bob
Terry Haig ...
IRS Agent
Michael Caloz ...
Young Jeremy
...
Father
Edit

Storyline

A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive family at birth and now a raving psychopath out to murder his natural mother for whom he blames the miseries of his lifetime. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Feind in meinem Haus  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

CAD 6,200,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The house used in the film was previously seen in Back Stab and The Wrong Woman, the latter of which is another film directed by Douglas Jackson. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Harper: You have no idea what I've been through because of you.
Sandy Robards: They were supposed to make you feel special, you were supposed to feel chosen.
Jeremy Harper: [screams] YOU CARRIED ME IN YOUR BODY FOR NINE MONTHS! DO YOU REALLY THINK SOMEONE ELSE COULD EVER TREAT ME SPECIAL? HUH? DO YOU? SOME FUCKING STRANGER?
See more »

Crazy Credits

A message about adoption and serial killers who turned out to be adopted appears after the end credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Norma
Written by Vincenzo Bellini
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Nice thriller,good acting but bad representation of adoptees
16 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I picked up this DVD for a cheap price and love any movie which deals with adoption issues. The movie was exciting and well acted with some good dialog with black humor and some shocking scenes.Donald Sutherland was as always very good.I thought Lesley Ann Warren who played the unsuspecting birth mom did a good job expressing her emotions about her past and the secret she never told her husband.It is the first movie i've seen Christian Tessier who plays "Chris",and even though he only had a small role,I liked him and don't know why he's not in more films.William McNamara was very convincing in this film as "Jeremy" an angry adoptee who wreaked havoc on his blood relatives and their family.He looked so innocent but had no conscience,and gave a realistic and chilling performance.This film showed every negative aspect and emotion of being an adopted person. Everything from anger of being abandoned to genetic sexual attraction.Of course this is only a fictitious movie and not the reality of most adoptees. The end credits gave it's statistics about how troubled adopted kids are or can be,and gave extreme examples.I am adopted and understand how it feels to grow up with it.I was lucky to have a loving and supportive adoptive family and a good upbringing and this isn't always the case.However I still suffered the stigma of it and had my issues with it like we all do.The main problem I have with this movie was at the end where it boldly says that in most places adoption records are sealed.I found that offensive because the majority of searching adoptees want their medical info and wanna know where they came from(what their roots are)and have a right to know.This movie was made 11 years ago but today records are finally being opened more and more. I did enjoy the movie,but feel it was a bad representation of an adopted person.Still it is a very dramatic experience from all sides and there should be more movies about it.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Natural Enemy (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?