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Andrew Joiner (written by)
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Release Date:
11 September 2008 (Brazil) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The War On Terror Just Came Home See more »
Plot:
An American accountant bombarded with cable news and the media's obsession with terrorist plots in the post 9-11 world, receives a jolt when an unattached Islamic graduate student moves in next door. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Intriguing premise that loses its way See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Peter Krause ... Terry Allen

Kari Matchett ... Marla Allen

Richard Schiff ... FBI Agent Tom Hilary

Khaled Abol Naga ... Gabe Hassan

Ian Tracey ... Lieutenant Randall Lloyd

Vanesa Tomasino ... Bank Teller

Laurie Murdoch ... Loan Officer
Michael Roberds ... Post Office Clerk

Agam Darshi ... Nurse

Mark Brandon ... Night Anchor Bret Anderson

Brenda Crichlow ... Day Anchor Tricia Wise (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Val Cole ... Morning Anchor Susan Harwood
Mark Docherty ... News Reporter Chad Winslow

Michael St. John Smith ... Legal Analyst
P. Lynn Johnson ... Govenor Bradley

Bruno Verdoni ... Police Officer

Benita Ha ... On Scene News Reporter #2
Allan Duncan ... Golf Announcer
Brian Carey ... Radio Announcer
Judy de Angelis ... Radio Announcer (as Judy DeAngelis)
Jessica Wachsman ... Computerized Email Voice

Cheryl Uphill ... Human Resources Phone Operator
Ed Redman ... Sniper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

George W. Bush ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeff Renfroe 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Joiner  written by

Produced by
David Boim .... executive producer
Kelly Duncan-Joiner .... co-producer (as Kelly Duncan)
Andrew Joiner .... producer
Peter Krause .... producer
Andrew Lanter .... producer
Tina Pehme .... producer
Kim Roberts .... producer
Eli Rothman .... executive producer (as Elisha Rothman)
Vic Sarin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Terry Huud 
Eli Krantzberg 
 
Cinematography by
Dylan MacLeod (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Erik Hammarberg 
Jeff Renfroe 
 
Casting by
Lynne Carrow 
 
Production Design by
Rick Willoughby 
 
Art Direction by
Tyler Jones 
 
Set Decoration by
Dina Holmes 
 
Costume Design by
Angelina Kekich 
 
Makeup Department
Maria Gleeson .... hair stylist
Valentina Guerin .... special makeup effects artist
John L. Healy .... special makeup effects artist (as John Healy)
Tricia Winslow .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mel Weisbaum .... unit manager
Nancy Welsh .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stacy Fish .... first assistant director
Paul Garrison .... third assistant director
Julie Hemmerling .... second assistant director
Shawn Patrick Murphy .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Karie Adkens .... property master
Natasha Muir .... paint coordinator
 
Sound Department
Gashtaseb Ariana .... sound designer
Scott Benson .... foley editor
Scott Benson .... foley mixer
Paul Novokshonoff .... boom operator
Steve Szeto .... foley artist
Steven Weakes .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Allen Benjamin .... special effects coordinator
Brant McIlroy .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gregory Creaser .... senior colourist
Madeleine Shane .... visual effects artist
 
Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Ashcroft .... camera loader
Brett Bird .... best boy electric
Ryan Cox .... dolly grip
Ryan Cox .... key grip
Todd Harris .... camera operator: "b" camera
Todd Kristianson .... lamp operator
Marty Naucler .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Graham Rapsey .... dolly grip
Graham Rapsey .... grip
David Ray .... camera operator: "c" camera
Dylan Akio Smith .... gaffer
Jay Smith .... best boy
John Spasoff .... daily grip
Jeremy Spofford .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Julie Tanas .... lamp operator
Gordon Verheul .... Steadicam operator
Devon Villard .... grip
Katie Yu .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Lynette Therrien .... casting assistant
Natasha Tony .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Barry .... costume truck supervisor
Marie Hock .... assistant costume designer
Constance Moerman .... costume supervisor: visual effects unit
 
Editorial Department
Erik Hammarberg .... additional editor
Matt O'Mahoney .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bodi .... composer: additional music
Bodi .... music supervisor
Terry Huud .... additional composer
Terry Huud .... music supervisor
Jason Nyberg .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James Stewart .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jessika Chabot .... set supervisor
Derek Harding .... day call lamp operator
Mike Helms .... location manager
Blaine G. Houserman .... production accountant
Marten Kayle .... production assistant
Lindsay Moffat .... assistant accountant
Shirley Mrus .... craft service
Shirley Mrus .... first aid
Virginia Prasad .... bookkeeper
Graham Rapsey .... assistant to director
Steve Sangster .... location manager (as Stephen Sangster)
Andrea Sunderland .... production coordinator
Susan Trovao .... assistant to producer
Robyn Wiener .... unit coordinator
Christena Zatylny .... first assistant production coordinator
 
Thanks
Carolyn Allain .... special thanks
Josh Charles .... special thanks
Greg Crowder .... very special thanks
Andrew Rigrod .... special thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for language and some threatening situations
Runtime:
98 min
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Trivia:
The cast has strong ties to Aaron Sorkin's television projects: Peter Krause starred as anchor Casey McCall in _"Sports Night" (1998)_, Richard Schiff was communications director Toby Ziegler on _"The West Wing" (1999)_, and Kari Matchett did a five-episode run on _"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (2006)_ as attorney Mary Tate.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the hostage situation, Hassan has been cut on the scar under his left eye, but it goes from bloody to not bloody to bloody again in subsequent shots. His hands are tied so he could not have wiped it clean.See more »
Quotes:
Bank Teller:Did you know sir, in the future you can also use the ATM machine just outside the front doors and avoid the waiting in line for a teller?
Terry Allen:Yes I did, thank you.
Bank Teller:I love our customers prefer that option actually.
Terry Allen:Really? Do you know what ATM stands for ? Automatic Teller Machine. So when you say ATM machine, what you're actually saying is automatic teller machine machine. Now either you're just being ignorantly redundant or you really want to emphasize that machine part...
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Intriguing premise that loses its way, 15 July 2008
Author: Roland E. Zwick (magneteach@aol.com) from United States

"Civic Duty" is like "Rear Window" for the post-9/11 age. Terry Allen is a recently laid-off accountant who, thanks in large part to an ubiquitous, sensation-seeking news media, has become increasingly obsessed with the "terrorist threat" plaguing the Western world. When a young Middle Eastern man moves into an apartment across the way, Terry immediately goes into surveillance mode, spying on his every move, following him around town, breaking into his home, and even reporting him to what Terry quickly learns, much to his dismay, is a decidedly uninterested and unconcerned FBI. Soon, his life and marriage are falling apart as he plunges ever deeper into his paranoia-driven madness.

"Civic Duty" starts off as a reasonably compelling psychological thriller, but the longer the movie goes on the more far-fetched and heavy-handed it becomes. Peter Krause, who was so subtle and effective as the star of "Six Feet Under," is forced to go so over-the-top in his performance here that we begin to fear he'll burst a blood vessel long before the movie is over. The underlining doesn't stop there, however, for Jeff Renfroe"s direction is filled with any number of hokey touches, including panning wildly or having the camera do virtual somersaults anytime anything even remotely sinister or suspenseful is about to take place.

The movie first points out how the media, obsessed with profits and ratings, finds it necessary to bombard us with a steady stream of potential terror threats, both real and manufactured, on an around-the-clock basis - and then questions what kind of effect such sensory overload might have on an already unstable personality. And, beyond that, might the media and the political class it serves be turning all of us, to some degree or another, into raging paranoiacs, ready to pry into our neighbors' private business in the cause of national security? Unfortunately, this provocative theme gets buried under a truckload of paranoid-thriller clichés.

Kari Matchett, Khaled Abol Naga and Richard Schiff ("The West Wing") do well in their various roles, but the movie, well intentioned though it is, falls far short of its potential.

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