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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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Enemigo en casa  »

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Budget:

$53,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$203,338 (Brazil) (6 September 2002)
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Actors Vince Vaughn and Steve Buscemi and screenwriter Scott Rosenberg were involved in a barroom brawl at the Firebelly Lounge in Wilmington, North Carolina, during filming. See more »

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When Ray is having breakfast with Frank, he has a piece of toast in his hand. A second later, in the next shot, it's gone. See more »

Quotes

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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Worth Renting For A Couple Of Bucks
9 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a decent thriller with good-guy "Frank Morrison" (John Travolta) trying to save his former family from the dangerous new husband. That's not a new theme in Hollywood movies (the dangerous husband) but this is acted well and presented without heavy-handedness. They were smart to keep the story relatively-short, too, at 89 minutes. As a consequence, nothing dragged.

To me, the film would have been more enjoyable had the 12-year-old boy been a nicer kid, but he's an annoying brat. The mother (Teri Polo) is not that endearing, either. Definitely a movie that will entertain but a one-look film and nothing more, especially with the ending being as predictable as it turned out.


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