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No Good Deed (2014)

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An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.

Director:

Sam Miller

Writer:

Aimee Lagos
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Idris Elba ... Colin
Taraji P. Henson ... Terry
Leslie Bibb ... Meg
Kate del Castillo ... Alexis
Henry Simmons ... Jeffrey
Mirage Moonschein Mirage Moonschein ... Ryan (as Mirage Spann)
Kenny Alfonso ... Javier
Dan Caudill Dan Caudill ... Cop
Tatom Pender ... Sally
Kelly O'Neal ... Officer Jacobs
Mark Rhino Smith ... EMT (as Mark Ferrol Smith)
Bobbie Elzey Bobbie Elzey ... Landlord
Leon Lamar ... McKinley
Frank Brennan ... Chairman
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Dr. Ross
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Storyline

A lonely mother, invites a handsome car accident victim into her home. Desperate for a little attention, she doesn't realize she's entertaining a sociopathic, yet charming escape convict. In one terrorizing night her life completely changes as she fight for her own life and the life of her children in No Good Deed. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

First he gets into your house. Then he gets into your head.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, menace, terror, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double trahison See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,250,283, 12 September 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,543,632, 31 October 2014
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The term malignant narcissist is used to describe Idris Elba's character by a member of the parole board, Idris uses the same term to describe a suspect in the first episode of Luther. See more »

Goofs

Colin is an escaped convict, he murdered two correctional officers while escaping from state custody. There would be a nation wide manhunt for him, his picture and information would be all over the news and social media sites and there would advisories on the radio in Tennessee, the surrounding states and the whole mid to lower east coast. Alexis, Colin's ex girlfriend would have been notified by the police of his escape and even possible had a police car posted at her house. Yet she is completely surprised when she sees Colin in her house. After Colin murders Alexis he leaves her body where he killed her and then later returns with Terry and her children. It is very unlikely her body laid there undiscovered for such a long period of time, a police officer would have found her body before Colin returned, since she would be someone the cops would be watching because of Colin's escape. See more »

Quotes

Colin: I would have thought, all those brains you've got, you would have figured out the game I'm playing by now
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Alternate Versions

An alternate take of Terry's "Fuck you.... I said, 'Fuck you'" was shot for television, with the dialogue changed to "Go to hell.... I said, 'Go to hell.'" See more »


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Let Us Move On
Written by Dido (as Dido Armstrong), Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (as Rollo Armstrong), Jeff Bhasker, Kendrick Lamar and Patrick 'Plain Pat' Reynolds (as Patrick Reynolds)
Performed by Dido featuring Kendrick Lamar
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
Kendrick Lamar appears courtesy of Aftermath/Interscope Records
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Pretty Decent Film
12 September 2014 | by cattjonesSee all my reviews

The story portrayed in this film is pretty much spelled out in the trailer. Crazy escaped convict terrorizes a woman and her kids. That's pretty much it, but there is a nasty little twist in the story that I did not see coming (although I did have a feeling). You know…. When you ask yourself "surely it isn't this" and come to find out …. Oh yes, it is. I have to give Colin (Indris Elba) a lot of credit for playing it super cool to make his way into the house. Although you knew he was the "bad" guy who is eventually going to snap, you kind of find yourself liking him for a little while (with his fine self). Terri (Taraji P. Henson) was a relatively smart women who made some serious errors at the beginning of the film, but had I not known in advance what was going to happen, I probably would not have thought that she did anything wrong. She was just trying to be nice and do the right thing. Meg (Leslie Bibb) is Terri's best friend and she drove home the point that no one knows you better than your best friend. At first I thought that she was going to be a little ditzy, but she proved me wrong. Jeffrey (Henry Simmons) is Terri's husband who does not seemed to be vested in the relationship. This is very apparent right from the beginning. I went to the 2nd showing on the day the film was released and I have to say that the theater was pretty well populated. The one thing that I have to say about seeing a film with a diverse crowd is that folks talk (out loud) to the people on the screen (myself included). Toward the end of the film I heard myself saying "how does she think that's going to work" and then immediately after that I said "why does he think that worked"…... you'll see what I mean when you go to see it. Other than that, there are three reasons why I liked this film…., the great lead characters, the consistent flow of the film and finally the whole story was told in around 90 minutes. This is director Sam Miller's first attempt at a widely distributed feature film and I think that he did a pretty good job. I would recommend it to a friend.


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