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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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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

According to the Smoking Gun website, "Vince Vaughn was arrested by North Carolina cops in April 2001 and charged with fighting in public for his part in a brawl outside a New Hanover County bar (the movie star was in town working on the film Domestic Disturbance). During the mêlée, fellow actor Steve Buscemi was stabbed several times. Vaughn entered a no contest plea and the minor charge was dropped six months later." 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: 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 Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Two Sleepy People
by Hoagy Carmichael & Frank Loesser
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A disturbing movie
19 December 2001 | by CubcreerSee all my reviews

This movie was just trifling, right from the start. I tried to give it a fair shake, but repeated examples of terrible acting (let's just say the kid won't win an Oscar) and even worse writing (watch the step dad and kid play catch, brutal) just wouldn't allow me to. I saw the trailer and expected it to be a tense thriller, with a lot of suspense, but all I could do was laugh, and feel bad for doing so. The only reason this movie got a rating as high as it did (3), was Steve Buscemi's role in the movie. Buscemi is great as always, but enough to save this movie.


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