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Domestic Disturbance (2001)

A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.

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Susan Morrison is getting married to wealthy industrialist Rick Barnes. Danny, her teenage son with ex-husband Frank, isn't happy about this; he stows away in Rick's car one night, planning to go to Frank's house. But while there, he witnesses Rick murdering mysterious stranger Ray Coleman. Problem is, Rick's managed to dispose of most of the evidence, and he's considered a pillar of the community, while Danny has a history of lying. Frank believes him, though, and does some investigating of his own, as Rick's shady past slowly catches up to him and his new family. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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He will do anything to protect his family.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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2 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Enemigo en casa  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,033,112 (USA) (2 November 2001)

Gross:

$45,207,112 (USA) (25 January 2002)
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Despite the script mentioning the film took place in Maryland, the movie was shot in Southport North Carolina. Some opening shots were from Wilmington North Carolina. See more »

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Rick favors the wrong hand when opening the door during the fire. See more »

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Ray Coleman: I kid you not.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Isn't It Romantic
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
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Dull unoriginal thriller enlivened by excellent performances.
19 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Well, this is certainly nothing we haven't seen before. A rerun of every domestic situation thriller of the past two decades (everything from "Pacific Heights" to "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"), its one saving grace is its excellent performances: Matt O'Leary, who was also fantastic as Fenton in the brilliant "Frailty", gives a very intelligent mature perfromance; John Travolta makes a likeable hero, while Vince Vaughan is good as the creepy villian (much better than his camp performance as Norman Bates in Gus Van Sant's pointless remake of "Psycho"); and Teri Polo does the best she can with the role of damsel-in-distress. Otherwise, a very dull (apart from the scene where O'Leary is hiding in the car watching the murder

  • this is suspenseful) movie, with no originality whatsoever.



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