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Below Utopia (1997)

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Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother... See full summary »

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Kurt Voss

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Richard Shepard (story), David Diamond (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alyssa Milano ... Susanne
Justin Theroux ... Daniel Beckett
Ice-T ... Jim (as Ice T)
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Tiny (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister)
Richard Danielson Richard Danielson ... Cole
Nicholas Walker ... Justin Beckett
Robert Pine ... Uncle Wilson
Jeanette O'Connor Jeanette O'Connor ... Aunt Estelle
Ron Harper ... Jack Beckett
Marta Kristen ... Marilyn Beckett
Eric Saiet Eric Saiet ... Cousin Allen
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Storyline

Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live up to his brother's potential. However, this quickly becomes inconsequential, as blood-thirsty killers soon show up.. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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He was a hired professional. But this was personal.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Below Utopia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ice-T had composed an instrumental musical score for this film that wasn't used. The compositions instead appeared on an CD entitled "Below Utopia: The Lost Score". See more »

Goofs

Daniel fumbles to take Susanne's shirt off in the car. He finally manages it, but in the next shot it's back on and he has to take it off again. See more »

Soundtracks

Still Want You
Written by Tom Deluca (as Thomas G. DeLuca) & Christopher Ward
Published by Street Rock Music (ASCAP) and Bluebear Waltzes (ASCAP/SOCAN)
Performed by Saffron Henderson
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Suspense? Twists? Where???
12 November 1998 | by nirvana7-2See all my reviews

If you haven't seen something resembling the twist in this movie in other movies, you haven't seen enough movies!! The conflict in the family was very exaggerated & doesn't really add to the believability of the story. The best part of the movie was Alyssa Milano & Ice T who both put in respectable performances. The question is, when will Alyssa Milano be given a chance at a good movie role, she's got the talent, but so far the movies she's been in have been sub par.


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