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Domestic Disturbance (2001)

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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2 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Enemigo en casa  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$45,207,112 (USA) (25 January 2002)
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This was the fifth and last of five thrillers made by Hollywood studios that were directed by Harold Becker with Sea of Love (1989) being the first. The other pictures were Malice (1993), City Hall (1996), and Mercury Rising (1998). Becker had previously also directed two filmed adaptations of Joseph Wambaugh crime-police novels, The Onion Field (1979) and The Black Marble (1980). See more »

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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 »

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Ray Coleman: I kid you not.
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Call Me Irresponsible
by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen
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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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