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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 & 2 nominations See more »
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  (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) (as Dylan MacLeod)
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
Location Management
Mike Helms .... location manager
Steve Sangster .... location manager (as Stephen Sangster)
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
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
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
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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 »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: All the news scrolls go from left to right, but news scrolls go right to left (at least in languages that read left to right) so you see the first words first. This makes it impossible to read. The filmmakers did this intentionally, and it's up to the viewer to decide why they did it this way.See more »
FBI Agent Tom Hilary:You pull the trigger you become the terrorist. Is that what you want?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009)See more »


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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 ( 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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