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Bad Day on the Block (1997)

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During a heat wave, a fireman hero/Charlie Sheen has it in for the family next door and whoever else bothers him.

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Craig R. Baxley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Lyle Wilder
Mare Winningham ... Catherine Braverton
David Andrews ... Reese Braverton
Noah Fleiss ... Zach Braverton
Chelsea Russo Chelsea Russo ... Marcie Braverton
John Ratzenberger ... Al Calavito
Dawnn Lewis ... Sandy Tierra
Keone Young ... Ron the Repairman
Reggie Jackson ... Reggie Jackson
Cody Jones Cody Jones ... D.J.
David Hewlett ... Andrew
Phillip Jarrett ... Firefighter
Kim Roberts ... 911 Operator
Dawn Roach Dawn Roach ... 911 Operator
Catherine Swing Catherine Swing ... Crack House Reporter
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A decorated firefighter has his wife and son leave him because of his violent tendencies, including playing a game of Russian Roulette with his wife. Only trouble is he believes that the loving neighbor couple and their two children are to blame for them leaving by filling his wife's head with nonsense. He then sets out to discipline the family for their failings. But when the couple reports him to the police, the police will not believe the couple because of the fireman's status in the community. Things escalate until he kills a repairman, then the police and finally launches a totally terroristic attack on the family including again playing Russian Roulette with them. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Everyone has a breaking point. See more »

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Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »
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When the model airplane flies through the window, the glass breaks apart in small pieces like safety glass of a car, normal window glass does not break like this. See more »

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Lyle Wilder: [Describing to Ron some of the countless victims he found in fires] Susan Boreland July 14th 1988... full body... third degree massive inhilation... deceased... meth fire... a nine year old. Elane Brinkley November 22nd 1992... dental id... crackpot had nodded out to a gas leak with a cigarette burning... a gas leak that a worthless chink slum lord knew about... but didn't fix. Stern discipline is for he who forsakes the way... he who hates reproof... will die.
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Clever idea, bad result
20 June 2000 | by andy-558See all my reviews

This film started promising. However, the result is not as good as it was expected. The plot is predictable and Sheen's performance pathetic. At the end finally the film steals ideas from Funny Games. Bad film on the block...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1997 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Bajo presión See more »

Filming Locations:

Stouffville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color

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