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Natural Enemy (1996)

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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Der Feind in meinem Haus  »

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CAD 6,200,000 (estimated)
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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

Ted Robards: [after rescuing Sandy and knocking Jeremy unconscious with a wooden board] You're fired, you son of a bitch!
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A message about adoption and serial killers who turned out to be adopted appears after the end credits. See more »

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Doesn't anyone read the script before signing up?
27 November 2006 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I won't mention any of the plot, because, although it would be highly predictable anyway, the one notable plot twist is given away everywhere, in the movie comments, in the plot summary here, and even in the synopsis on my Netflix envelope. I might have enjoyed it more if I hadn't known that. Maybe. This film has a deceptively good cast, most of whom did creditable acting with the rather limited material at hand, including Donald Sutherland, Lesley Ann Warren, and Tia Carrere and Rosemary Dunsmore in smaller parts. It was impossible to like William McNamara, but that was clearly by design. And there were a couple of quick nude scenes by the callipygian Lenore Zann. But none of this brings the slightest recommendation from me. Don't any of these fine actors actually read these scripts before signing on?


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