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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 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

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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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Stereo

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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: You're pathetic chink ass is making far too much noise
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Very scary suburban psycho-drama
1 June 2006 | by Mikew3001See all my reviews

A white middle-class family, married, two kids, and living in a beautiful house in an apparently perfect suburb you already know from several Steven Spielberg and Wes Craven movies. A sinister neighbor and violent fireman, played by real-time psyche Charlie Sheen, watching and threatening the perfect picture family. And of course it won't take long until hell breaks loose...

Nothing new really, but well done. The family actors are doing a fine job, but the credits go to Charlie Sheen this time who plays the psycho neighbor not as an over-the-top weirdo killer, but in a rather silent and retarded way and increasing the thrills of the story by his outstanding performance.

No stupid dialogue and exaggerated over-acting, but just a man sitting in his dark and lonely house and watching old family pictures and his neighborer before his violent feelings are erupting like a volcano. A good thriller, recommended especially for Sheen's disturbing performance.


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