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Domestic Disturbance (2001)

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When Danny witnesses his stepfather Rick murder a man, Danny's father Frank has to protect his son from the greatest danger.

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Harold Becker

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Lewis Colick (story), William S. Comanor (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Frank Morrison
James Lashly ... Jason
Rebecca Tilney ... Laurie
Debra Mooney ... Theresa
Vince Vaughn ... Rick Barnes
Teri Polo ... Susan
Leland L. Jones ... Coach Mark
Matt O'Leary ... Danny Morrison (as Matthew O'Leary)
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Sgt. Edgar Stevens
Susan Floyd ... Diane
William Parry William Parry ... Don Patterson
Suzanne Nystrom Suzanne Nystrom ... Wedding Coordinator
George Christy ... Wedding Photographer
Steve Buscemi ... Ray Coleman
David Bridgewater David Bridgewater ... Priest
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Storyline

Susan Morrison is getting married to wealthy industrialist Rick Barnes. Danny, her teenage son with ex-husband Frank, isn't happy about this; he stows away in Rick's car one night, planning to go to Frank's house. But while there, he witnesses Rick murdering mysterious stranger Ray Coleman. Problem is, Rick's managed to dispose of most of the evidence, and he's considered a pillar of the community, while Danny has a history of lying. Frank believes him, though, and does some investigating of his own, as Rick's shady past slowly catches up to him and his new family. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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He will do anything to protect his family.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, brief sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enemigo en casa See more »

Filming Locations:

Hampstead, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,033,112, 4 November 2001

Gross USA:

$45,246,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,249,294
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Buscemi and John Travolta appeared in Pulp Fiction (1994), and the pair also received grateful acknowledgment for A Backyard Story (2010). See more »

Goofs

In Susan's bedroom before the custody hearing there is a photograph on the dresser and the nightstand, its the same photo. See more »

Quotes

Frank Morrison: [To Rick] You touch a little as a hair on my son's head, and I swear, as God as my witness, that'll be the last thing you'll ever do in this world.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Wedding March
by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Don Harper
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Drama with thrills, suspense, and magnificent performances
17 December 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film deals about a divorced father(an agreeable role for John Travolta)named Frank, he's boat builder and shares custody with his ex-spouse(Teri Polo) of their son Danny(a newcomer Matt O'Leary). But she is about to marry again to suspect rich businessman(Vince Vaughn)named Rick. Then, in the little town takes appearance of Ray (a shady Steve Buscemi), a sleazy hood of Rick. Soon Danny is witness to a killing which nobody will believe took place, neither the police sergeant(Ruben Santiago-Hudson), only his daddy believes him.

This enjoyable thriller contains suspense, thriller, tension and straightforward performances. Most of the acting seem excellent with special mention to Vince Vaughn as suave suitor turned to menacing new father and Steven Buscemi in a secondary role as seedy friend.The film is suspenseful though predictable with the final confrontation between good daddy and bad dad. Film displays colorful cinematography by Michael Seresin and appropriate musical score by Mark Mancina. The motion picture is professionally directed by Harold Becker. He's a gritty thrillers expert, charged with dark atmosphere and with famous stars, such as ¨The Onion field(John Woods), Sea of love(Pacino),Malice(Nicole Kidman),City Hall(again Pacino),Mercury rising(Bruce Willis) and this one with John Travolta making a top-notch interpretation. Rating: Passable and well worth watching.


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