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All the Rage (1999)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 4 March 2000 (USA)
Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer ... See full summary »

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James D. Stern

Writer:

Keith Reddin (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Allen ... Helen
Jeff Daniels ... Warren Harding
Robert Forster ... Tyler
Andre Braugher ... Tim
Bokeem Woodbine ... Agee
Anna Paquin ... Annabel Lee
Wayne Morse ... Clerk
David Schwimmer ... Chris
Josh Brolin ... Tennel
Gary Sinise ... Morgan
January Jones ... Janice Taylor
Deborah Offner ... Secretary
Barb Wallace Barb Wallace ... Diane
Kevin Crowley ... Ed
Robert Peters ... Phil
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Storyline

Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren shoots his wife Helen's lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; the lawyer helps her get a job with a nutty, reclusive computer wizard who waves a pistol about, sometimes at Helen. Tennel, the computer geek's ex-assistant, lands a video-store job and is smitten by Annabel Lee, an aggressive street kid who likes complaining about men to her pistol-packing psychotic brother to set him off. In secret, Annabel starts an affair with the lawyer, who has both a pistol and a gay lover, who becomes jealous. He has a pistol too. A cool (and armed) cop stays on Warren's tail. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It's the Rage See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,718, 9 July 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,268, 23 July 2000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

January Jones's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Tim and Chris are at the table discussing what time Tim got home, the newspaper in Tim's hands changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Morgan: There's too much information!
[proceeds in shooting the multiple computer screens surrounding him]
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Features Twentieth Century (1934) See more »

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Rigamarole
Written by Chris Dell and Mark Jackson
Performed by BTK
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Guns Guns Guns Guns Guns. You know someone's got to die. But will we care?
12 September 1999 | by ToldYaSoSee all my reviews

In a film all about guns, it doesn't take long before some blood is spilled. Part social commentary, part dark comedy, "All The Rage" finds its place just behind making a strong point about gun ownership and their use by the general American public. Making its world premiere at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival, this film touches upon issues like irreverence and obsession but doesn't dwell on the morality, inherent danger and potential for misuse.

Being a Canadian, I feel extremely fortunate to live in a country that is not infested with firearms and hope that will never change. The prevalent, ingrained element of guns in American society always exists as a threat to us, the Northern neighbours who live in awe of the lifestyles and death counts. We all fear that one day we may find ourselves in the same boat. If nothing else divides us, I hope at least that this will never change.

The cast features many established, well known and popular actors, some in drastic departures from what we're accustomed to seeing them in, and some not so much. Everyone seems to be putting forth the effort that would make any director proud, but somehow this directorial debut is lacking something.

The setting of the film feels almost like a cartoon comic strip with characters who behave in strange and often irrational ways. I feel this lack of a realistic backdrop takes away from the film's potential to deliver a strong message or generate much of an emotional response from the audience. Few of the film's realistic character portrayals lend enough to give the film's overall sense that of a serious one. Therefore, it's hard to take this film seriously. It wasn't terribly funny either. I hate to say it, but some of the most enjoyable elements of this film for me were the music selections, including a great opening song from Talking Head David Byrne. During the film festival, I tend to be more generous than usual, but I can't say this film won me over.


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