Domestic Disturbance (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  2 November 2001 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Morrison (as Matthew O'Leary)
William Parry ...
Suzanne Nystrom ...
Wedding Coordinator
Wedding Photographer
David Bridgewater ...


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 <>

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He will do anything to protect his family.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enemigo en casa  »

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Box Office


$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$203,338 (Brazil) (6 September 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Frank and Rick are fighting in the garage, Rick knocks Frank to the floor with a paint can. The light shines onto Franks face, when Rick picks Frank up off of the floor, revealing an obvious stunt double. See more »


Frank Morrison: [To Rick] You touch a little as a hair on my son's head, and I swear, as God as my witness, that'll be the last thing you'll ever do in this world.
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »


Wedding March
by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Don Harper
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A disturbing movie
19 December 2001 | by (Provo, Utah) – See all my reviews

This movie was just trifling, right from the start. I tried to give it a fair shake, but repeated examples of terrible acting (let's just say the kid won't win an Oscar) and even worse writing (watch the step dad and kid play catch, brutal) just wouldn't allow me to. I saw the trailer and expected it to be a tense thriller, with a lot of suspense, but all I could do was laugh, and feel bad for doing so. The only reason this movie got a rating as high as it did (3), was Steve Buscemi's role in the movie. Buscemi is great as always, but enough to save this movie.

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