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The Alarmist (1997)

Life During Wartime (original title)
R | | Comedy | 16 October 1998 (USA)
Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss... See full summary »

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Evan Dunsky

Writers:

Keith Reddin (play), Evan Dunsky (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arquette ... Tommy Hudler
Stanley Tucci ... Heinrich Grigoris
Kate Capshaw ... Gale Ancona
Mary McCormack ... Sally
Ryan Reynolds ... Howard Ancona
Tricia Vessey ... April Brody
Ruth Miller Ruth Miller ... Mrs. Fielding
Hoke Howell ... Mr. Fielding
Michael Learned ... Beth Hudler
Lewis Arquette ... Bruce Hudler
Richmond Arquette ... Andrew Hudler
Gabriel Dell Jr. Gabriel Dell Jr. ... Skippy Hudler
Valerie Long Valerie Long ... Doris
Kim Tobin Kim Tobin ... Bambi
Colin Campbell ... Waiter
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Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss Heinrich than he previously suspected. Written by Rob M. <rjtmel@hotmail.com>

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Live Safely See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Alarmist See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,787, 18 October 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$55,986, 15 November 1998
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Life On the Bottom
by Bob Beland, Peter Curry
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Dark, humorous, quirky and melodramatic.
24 May 2000 | by ipswich-2See all my reviews

Dark, humorous, quirky and melodramatic. The mix of this movie may not gel and disappoint some, but on the whole I found it fun and entertaining. Dave Arquette, Stan Tucci and Kate Capeshaw give fine performances in this very offbeat movie that starts dark but ends with a comedic twist. Perhaps the plot could be better but there's plenty enough to give viewers amusement and chuckles. A strange one you'd either hate or enjoy. For myself, I found it on the plus side.


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