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Bad Day on the Block (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Craig R. Baxley
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Cast

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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He's destroyed everything close to him. Now he's going next door. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/terror and language | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lyle Wilder: [as he kills Sandy] Behold... blessed is the man whom god corrects... do not despise the dicipline of the almighty... he wounds... and his hands also heal... tell AL... I'm sorry
Sandy Tierra: [Last defiant lines] Kiss my...
[He snaps her neck]
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Sheen is very impressive
29 April 2000 | by averalandSee all my reviews

Through the years Charles Sheen has played a wide variety of characters on screen, some of them pretty light roles. However, here in "Bad Day On The Block" he gets the opportunity to prove that he's an excellent actor.

He plays a deeply disturbed fireman who hates everyone and has a thing for strict discipline and bible quotes. Of course this mix creates a problem when the kids in the house next door, plays with the hose and waste water. He steps out and up to them to correct them.

This is just one example. The rest of the film he continues to destroy the neighborhood peace and makes life a living hell for the family next door.

Charles Sheen is very good as the disturbed bachelor. His look just tells all the rest about his mean behavior and he also manages to create a few laughs along the way. He's so hard and says some really funny lines, that I just laugh at it. To my knowledge, this isn't one of Mr. Sheen's more successful films. Instead it's an over-looked gem. See it and have a great time studying these both frightening and interesting events!

I give it an 8 out of 10.


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