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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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


First of two Lewis Colick written produced screenplays starring actor John Travolta who both collaborated again about three years later with Ladder 49 (2004). See more »


During Susan and Danny's escape attempt, Danny starts to put on his jacket and has his backpack in his hand. In the next shot, his jacket is completely on and zippered without any sign of the backpack. See more »


Ray Coleman: I'm sick of you stalling me, Jack!
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »


Isn't It Romantic
by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
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Felt like a made for TV movie with some swearing! Cliched!
4 November 2001 | by (Vacaville,CA, USA) – See all my reviews

If you see this movie, you might as well be watching a made for TV movie! The acting,story everything about this movie has been done before. There is nothing new from Hollywood from this movie.Basically if you've seen the trailer and TV ads, you know what is going to happen.

If you want to see this movie watch "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle". This movie is the male vs. male version of that movie. Instead of a baby in trouble, it's been changed to a 12 year boy.

if you wish to see it fine but it's another recycled movie from Hollywood. Wait for it on DVD and video as it should be coming out in a few months. It also did very bad opening weekend? I guess John Travolta's bad movie streak he started with "Battlefield Earth" is still going on. If you like the film's main stars see it for that. But Vince Vaughn's bad guy drill is getting old(Clay Pigeons,Psycho anyone?) and Travolta still plays the good guy(expect for Battlefield Earth).

I just wish this movie was a direct to video release and spared the big screen release!

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