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The People Next Door (1996)

A young and busy mother places her trust in the friendly next-door neighbors, unaware that there's something sinister at work behind their deceiving kindness.

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Tim Hunter

Writer:

Fred Mills
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicollette Sheridan ... Anna Morse
Michael O'Keefe ... Garrett James
Ernie Lively ... Lt. Jack Driscoll
Tracey Ellis ... Donna James
Rachel Duncan Rachel Duncan ... Billie Morse
Lauren Fernández Lauren Fernández ... Sally Morse
Karis Paige Bryant Karis Paige Bryant ... Laura Morse
Faye Dunaway ... Ellen Morse
Jerry Haynes ... Albert
Charles Homet Charles Homet ... Sgt. Mackey
Carrie Boren Carrie Boren ... Roz
Christine Tolson Christine Tolson ... Megan
David Denny David Denny ... Brady (as David Denney)
Jill Parker-Jones Jill Parker-Jones ... Julie
Helen Cates Helen Cates ... Arlene
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When hapless Anna Morse decides to leave her violent husband for good and moves into an Albuquerque rental house with her three little daughters, things are gradually looking up again at first. But soon enough it all starts to fall apart when not only her newfound job and the love of her mother, but also the friendship of the caring next door neighbours all don't appear as reliable as they seemed. And then the real nightmare is about to begin... Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape from Harm See more »

Filming Locations:

Wimberley, Texas, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The People Next Door (1996) had 16.6 million viewers on its original air date. See more »

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Lt. Jack Driscoll: [He visits Anna's house after she reports her kids missing] If you ask me, it looks like you've been rode hard and put up wet.
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Incredible Movie, Incredible Reality
15 December 2002 | by jennie0409See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this movie. It's absolutely unbelievable that this actually happened! As you sit watching the movie, you place yourself in the characters' places and wondering what you would do if this terrible story was happening to you. There's only so much that the police can do ... there's only so much that anyone can do. You never know who's living next-door. You can never tell who's psychotic or who has a few screws loose, and that's scary. This is a definite must-see for any diehard Lifetime viewer.


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