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Not Our Son (1995)

A Seattle household secretly cooperates with police in a case that links a family member to widespread arson.

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Michael Ray Rhodes

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Scott Swanton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Paul Kenneth Keller
Gerald McRaney ... George Keller
Tom Verica ... Randy Litchfield
Ari Meyers ... Ruth Keller
Scott Allan Campbell Scott Allan Campbell ... Dane Whetsel
Tom McBeath ... Ken O'Connor
Stephen E. Miller ... Greg Knapp
Cindy Pickett ... Margaret Keller
Jason Gaffney ... Ben Keller
David Lovgren David Lovgren ... Preston
Garry Chalk ... Mike Dombrowski
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Fire Chief (as Ken Camroux)
Brenda Crichlow ... Carol Atkins
Denalda Williams Denalda Williams ... Janet
William R. Davies William R. Davies ... Police Chief
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A Seattle household secretly cooperates with police in a case that links a family member to widespread arson.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hilferuf aus den Flammen See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Based on real-life arsonist Paul Keller who set more than a hundred fires in Seattle in 1992. One of those fires killed three elderly women in a retirement home. See more »

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SPARKING!!! Identification
1 February 2007 | by dataconflossmoorSee all my reviews

You just never know who is going to be a pyromaniac!! I thought Tom Verica's performance in this movie was sensational!! Neil Patrick Harris was the perennial misunderstood reprobate who resorted to pyromania as a hobby!! It is of course a sickness to be afflicted with such a lethal obsession!!! Tom Verica always plays the well mannered right side of the law...Currently, he is directing episodes of "Boston Legal" the talent is there.. Even on L.A. Law I thought Tom Verica was one of the best parts of the show!! When you think about it, Tom Verica is pretty sensational in basically every way!! Overall, "Not Our Son" evoked a social commentary which SPARKED!! (Pun intended) an identification with the serious illness of pyromania!! I enjoyed this made for T.V film very much and thought it served a very useful purpose!!


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