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Natural Enemy (1996)

R  |  Video  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror  |  10 January 1997 (USA)
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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 »

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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>

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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

Bob: You set me up on Waterman, didn't you? Oh, come on! You already got my job.
Jeremy Harper: There's only one other guy on the elevator, and you smell a fart. Does anybody really have to admit to anything?
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WHY do they make movies like this??
10 October 2001 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most hateful and cruel movies I've seen in a long time. Sadly I was duped into sticking with it, since Donald Sutherland's presence misleadingly gave it some credibility. [That's the last time that'll happen.]

Lesley Ann Warren's character was annoyingly whiny and as stupid as they come. There were smarter characters than hers who were killed in the film. Thats just one of many things in this movie that made me ask, "Where is the justice?"

Why is late-night cable so filled with sadistic garbage filled with pathological mayhem? Most of these films seem to have a particular problem with women, and seem to focus on them being terrorized and murdered. This film could have been every bit as suspenseful without being sick and twisted in the process. All it ends up doing is turning the viewer's stomach with its sickness, and insulting the viewer's intelligence.

The cast is misleadingly good. My guess is that they BAGGED Sutherland first, and used him to lure the others like lemmings into this.

I'm kicking myself for wasting time, giving this piece of garbage a chance.


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