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Domestic Disturbance (2001)

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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 <jreeves@imdb.com>

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


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$45,207,112 (USA) (25 January 2002)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final theatrical feature film directed by Harold Becker. See more »


When Danny is kidnapped, it is overcast. Moments later, the sky is clear. See more »


Ray Coleman: I'm sick of you stalling me, Jack!
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »


Call Me Irresponsible
by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen
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Predictable but well-made thriller.
31 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Predictable (you know exactly what the last scene will be like right from the start), contrived (the police really should have looked harder for evidence), but well-made, extremely well-acted (especially by Vince Vaughn) and psychologically accurate (the "baseball practice" scene was perfectly written and played). Might have been better if it had kept us in doubt a little longer about whether the kid is telling the truth or not. Still, the running time of the movie flies by, and that has to count for something, right? Some have complained about it being "too short", but surely this is preferable to the opposite, "too long". (**1/2)

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