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Natural Enemy (1996)

A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive ... See full summary »

Director:

Douglas Jackson

Writer:

Kevin Bernhardt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Ted
William McNamara ... Jeremy
Lesley Ann Warren ... Sandy
Joe Pantoliano ... Stuart
Tia Carrere ... Christina
Christian Tessier Christian Tessier ... Chris
Lenore Zann ... Gina
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Judy
Vlasta Vrana ... Stanley
Claudia Besso ... Claire
Serge Houde ... Sherwood
Richard Zeman ... Bob
Terry Haig Terry Haig ... IRS Agent
Michael Caloz Michael Caloz ... Young Jeremy
Tedd Dillon ... Father
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Storyline

A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive family at birth and now a raving psychopath out to murder his natural mother for whom he blames the miseries of his lifetime. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Besøk av fienden See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 6,200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

The house used in the film was previously seen in Back Stab and The Wrong Woman, the latter of which is another film directed by Douglas Jackson. See more »

Quotes

Sandy Robards: I could've had an abortion.
Jeremy Harper: You should've. Could've saved us a lot of trouble, bitch!
Sandy Robards: You didn't deserve to die then.
Jeremy Harper: [the gun clicks empty, Jeremy gasps] I don't believe it! I finally get a break!
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A message about adoption and serial killers who turned out to be adopted appears after the end credits. See more »

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In Search of Heroes
Performed by Alan Reeves
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WHY do they make movies like this??
10 October 2001 | by nytebyteSee all my reviews

This is one of the most hateful and cruel movies I've seen in a long time. Sadly I was duped into sticking with it, since Donald Sutherland's presence misleadingly gave it some credibility. [That's the last time that'll happen.]

Lesley Ann Warren's character was annoyingly whiny and as stupid as they come. There were smarter characters than hers who were killed in the film. Thats just one of many things in this movie that made me ask, "Where is the justice?"

Why is late-night cable so filled with sadistic garbage filled with pathological mayhem? Most of these films seem to have a particular problem with women, and seem to focus on them being terrorized and murdered. This film could have been every bit as suspenseful without being sick and twisted in the process. All it ends up doing is turning the viewer's stomach with its sickness, and insulting the viewer's intelligence.

The cast is misleadingly good. My guess is that they BAGGED Sutherland first, and used him to lure the others like lemmings into this.

I'm kicking myself for wasting time, giving this piece of garbage a chance.


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