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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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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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Also Known As:

Enemigo en casa  »

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Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$58,248 (Brazil) (6 September 2002)

Gross:

$203,338 (Brazil) (6 September 2002)
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The website address when Frank (Travolta) is looking for information about Ray Coleman is http://www.chicagoenquirer#/.com/raycoleman1999/threeconvictions-385803.html. It does not exist. See more »

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In Susan's bedroom before the custody hearing there is a photograph on the dresser and the nightstand, its the same photo. See more »

Quotes

Rick Barnes: You may not know me, but you do know Danny.
Frank Morrison: Oh, I know. He lies. He lies to just about everybody. But you know what?
Rick Barnes: What?
Frank Morrison: He doesn't lie to me.
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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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