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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.

Director:

Harold Becker

Writers:

Lewis Colick (story), William S. Comanor (story) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$45,246,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$59,249,294, 31 December 2002
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Final theatrical feature film directed by Harold Becker. See more »

Goofs

During Susan and Danny's escape attempt, Danny starts to put on his jacket and has his backpack in his hand. In the next shot, his jacket is completely on and zippered without any sign of the backpack. See more »

Quotes

Ray Coleman: I'm sick of you stalling me, Jack!
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Connections

References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Call Me Irresponsible
by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen
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Travolta saves the day.
13 December 2001 | by MichaelJBennettSee all my reviews

While the reviews I've heard didn't have much good to say about this film I appreciated it for it's straight-forwardness. It is an entertainment. That's all I wanted on the day I saw this film so I was pleased. There are points that seem implausible and ask the audiences' indulgence but they are forgivable and do not detract from the story Travolta and Vaughn give solid performances and for me, Buscemi is always fun to watch. Don't expect the reaffirmation of the virtues of being an involved parent. Expect to finish your popcorn and rasinettes.


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