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Release Date:
11 September 2008 (Brazil) See more »
The War On Terror Just Came Home See more »
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 »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Frustration, Bigotry, Alienation and Paranoia See more (36 total) »


  (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
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
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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Rated R for language and some threatening situations
98 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
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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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Frustration, Bigotry, Alienation and Paranoia, 4 May 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After being laid off in a downsizing of his company, the bitter and bigoted American accountant Terry Allen (Peter Krause) faces financial problems with the mortgage of his house. He uses his available time to snoop his downstairs neighbor Gabe Hassan (Khaled Abol Naga), a Middle Eastern student that is having his Master degree sponsored by an Islamic organization in an American university, and calls the FBI to tell his suspicion. However, FBI Agent Tom Hilary (Richard Schiff) asks him to forget Hassan. When Terry tells his wife Marla Allen (Kari Matchett) that he had contacted FBI, she becomes upset and leaves Terry. However, his obsessive bigotry and alienation trigger paranoia against his neighbor and a tragic conclusion.

"Civic Duty" repeats the storyline of "Rear Window", i.e., a neighbor snooping another one, to expose in low pace the prejudice and alienation against immigrants in USA after the infamous September, 11th. Peter Krause gives a top-notch performance in the role of an average American citizen of middle-class, frustrated by the unemployment, bombed by the media with shallow information against Islamic people and his alienation and bigotry becoming paranoia that the poor Islamic student is associated to a terrorist group. The plot is totally believable and the tragic conclusion is very realistic. Unfortunately, the DVD released by FOX gives wrong information in the cover, since it has NO SUBTITLES and NO CLOSED CAPTION. My vote is eight.

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