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No Good Deed (2014)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 12 September 2014 (USA)
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An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.

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Sam Miller

Writer:

Aimee Lagos
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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, escaped convict. In one terrifying night her life completely changes as she fights for her own life and the lives of her children in No Good Deed. Written by Anonymous

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

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Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

While Terri is speaking to her unexpected guest, a pan is on the cook top containing what are apparently two glass baby bottles inside for sterilization. She returns to the stove and the bottles are on the counter. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: Mommy, where's daddy?
Cop: Could you step out of the car? Were you trying to signal me with your headlights?
Terry: I can't say anything now
Cop: Don't move
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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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Formulaic, but not awful.
26 June 2016 | by urbanlegend23See all my reviews

"No Good Deed" isn't a bad home invasion thriller, but it's completely unremarkable, and merely satisfied with fitting a standard studio woman-in-peril mould. It's not difficult to tell where the events are all leading right from the beginning.

To its credit, the performances from Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson and Leslie Bibb are decent, and the film manages one strong suspense sequence early on (Elba's first encounter with his ex-girlfriend after he leaves prison). There's also one mildly surprising twist in the final third, but its not enough to save a tepid, predictable middle section.

"Deed" is a film is enjoyed best as mindless entertainment on a rainy, stormy night (like the one in the film), with the proviso that you expect a film that trots along an utterly formulaic, seen-it-before path.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,250,283, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$52,543,632

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,323,210
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2.39 : 1
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