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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 »

Director:

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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Comedy

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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"So much potential, wasted..."
29 January 2000 | by bek-12See all my reviews

The first time I saw this movie, I joined in right before the mood got dark--during the overnight stay with the parents, and this movie knocked my socks off. Very quirky and interesting, but not "Tarentino-like" at all, as someone else has said. So tonight I rented the movie and watched it start to finish. Ugh! I feel like the first time I saw it, I only saw the very best of the movie! It's got one dark, nice twist, but otherwise, this is a mediocre movie at best. Stay away unless you're very bored!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1998 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,787, 18 October 1998

Gross USA:

$59,864

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,864
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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