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

Writers:

Lewis Colick (story), William S. Comanor (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Frank Morrison
Matt O'Leary ... Danny Morrison
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Sgt. Edgar Stevens
Vince Vaughn ... Rick Barnes
Susan Floyd ... Diane
Teri Polo ... Susan
Angelica Page ... Patty (as Angelica Torn)
James Lashly ... Jason
Rebecca Tilney ... Laurie
Debra Mooney ... Theresa
Leland L. Jones ... Coach Mark
William Parry William Parry ... Don Patterson
Steve Buscemi ... Ray Coleman
Suzanne Nystrom Suzanne Nystrom ... Wedding Coordinator
George Christy ... Wedding Photographer
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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.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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This film was edited three times for strong language and violence to receive a PG-13 rating by the MPAA. The film contains numerous scenes where dubbing for strong language can be obviously seen and heard. In total, twenty-three minutes of the film were edited by the time the final cut was completed. See more »

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When police get involved in Danny's claim that Rick murdered Ray. Rick would have been easily caught because there would have been much more blood in his car, and there would have been lots of bones left over after cremation that would be easily identifiable as human. Especially so shortly after the crime with minimal clean up. See more »

Quotes

Ray Coleman: You're lucky it was just me who figured it. Otherwise you would have had all three of us for wedding guests.
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Two Sleepy People
by Hoagy Carmichael & Frank Loesser
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Domestic Clichéd Disturbance
13 December 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'Domestic Disturbance' is pretty much another typical Hollywood thriller. The thing with these movies is that they are very easy to predict. We already know what will happen in the end. So why watch it? Well, the plot might be interesting. In this case, it isn't bad but it gives the deja-vu impression. It isn't anything intricate enough to create suspense but what kept me entertained were the characters and actors. I liked Travolta's Frank. A hardworking down-to-earth boatmaker who's going through a slump in business because people prefer plastic over wood. But through it all he remains a good father and a kind person at heart. It was fun to watch Vince Vaughn play a sociopath. He does not overact and brilliantly maintains Rick's deceitful gentleman mask behind which hides someone dangerous. The child actor is clueless. Teri Polo is pretty much given a clichéd role but I liked her, especially in the scene where she discovers that Rick was the one who set fire. 'Domestic Disturbance' doesn't have much (or anything?) to offer in terms of novelty but it was not exactly boring for me so one can give it a go if there is nothing else better on offer.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Domestic Disturbance See more »

Filming Locations:

Hampstead, North Carolina, USA See more »

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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