Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed in an operation against terrorists, a college professor becomes increasingly obsessed with the culture and sub-society of these dangerous groups. The arrival of new neighbors, gives him new spirit, as they are gregarious and friendly, with two children that his son can be friends with. He is even beginning to see another woman. However, he begins to suspect something is odd about the neighbors, something about the way they don't want him to see certain parts of the house, or a set of blueprints they have there. Are his neighbors terrorists... or is the stress of losing his wife merely driving him past the point of paranoia? Written by
The car crash during the climactic chase scene was unplanned; the plan was for the car to duck behind the oncoming bus and complete the left turn. When the collision occurred, the car trunk sprung open, revealing the bright blue sandbags that had been placed there to allow certain stunts. The quick cuts following the collision are necessary to avoid showing the sandbags. Subsequent shots including the car had already been filmed, and show a markedly less-damaged car. See more »
Towards the end when Michael is driving toward the U.S. capital building on Pennsylvania avenue the capital building is approximately 4 blocks away. In the next shot it is approximately 8 blocks away. See more »
I'm a messenger Michael, I'm a messenger! There's millions of us, waiting to take up arms, ready to spread the word... millions of us!
No! The government's not who you're killing!
Yes. Yes... they'll pay. They'll pay for their sins. Their lies.
You're killing children! Children die!
Children... I know that. This is war, Michael. In a war, children die.
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Tim Robbins makes Satan look like a boyscout. This is one scary movie. Yes I saw it at the theatre when it came out, and it blew me away. But then I bought it and watched it at home in October, a month after 911. This is one scary movie. A delux plot, great acting, and a powerful ending. Thank you for this one!
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