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Down, Out & Dangerous (1995)

Brad, a happily married business man, meets Tim, a disturbed drifter, who he tries to help. After a neighbor dies suspiciously, Brad mistakenly thinks covering it up will be for the best, ... See full summary »

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Noel Nosseck

Writers:

Carey W. Hayes (as Carey Hayes), Chad Hayes
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Tim Willows
Bruce Davison ... Brad Harrington
Cynthia Ettinger ... Monica Harrington
Steve Hytner ... Grant Cromwell
Christine Cavanaugh ... Leslie McCoy
Melinda Culea ... CeCe Dryer
Stuart Pankin ... Calvin Burrows
Jason Bernard ... Detective Danner
George DiCenzo ... Lance Fredericks
Sarah MacDonnell ... Julie Harrington
Virginia Hawkins Virginia Hawkins ... June
Lyla Graham Lyla Graham ... Mrs. Lois Schmitz
Joe Nesnow ... Doc Spencer
Richard Narita ... Endo Tanaka
David J. Partington David J. Partington ... Old Mr. Walters
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Brad, a happily married business man, meets Tim, a disturbed drifter, who he tries to help. After a neighbor dies suspiciously, Brad mistakenly thinks covering it up will be for the best, but unfortunately Tim takes advantage of the situation and slowly wreaks havoc on Brad's once-perfect life--a life Tim envies. As Tim fails to take Brad's place at home, the lives of Brad's wife and unborn child are threatened. Written by Kitty-47

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Rated R for scenes of violence and terror | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aux portes de l'enfer See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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it's a thin line between good and evil
31 October 2001 | by petershelleyauSee all my reviews

Richard Thomas is perfectly cast in this TV movie, playing a creepy sociopath. As a homeless man who insinuates himself into the life of Bruce Davison, like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction but without the sex, Thomas is first seen in Charles Manson beard and long hair. This getup hides his facial mole which defines him as much as the cleft in Kirk Douglas' chin. One may find the presentation of the homeless as greedy psychopaths offensive, particularly when Thomas demonstrates an accumulation of money from begging. However once we learn how Thomas has become homeless, with the suggestion that he hasn't been on the street for long, the shaming stereotype lessens. The first resentment of Thomas' street behaviour is a test for the audience's tolerance. Is Thomas harassing or is the person he approaches over-reacting? Since we have seen that Thomas is accumulating, and his reaction to the man's refusal, we are more likely to read Thomas as dangerous, even if the title didn't already say so. Thomas Director Noel Nosseck even makes a demonic parallel, though specifying it would spoil the climax, and I could have done without one close-up with Thomas' face half lit. Thomas claims that he knows people, which is always the excuse of the sociopath, and his in-your-face technique creates the opposite desired effect to any reasonable person -anyone who doesn't see through the banality of his trying to be friendly act deserves whatever happens to them. Nosseck actually uses this effect when Thomas has a tirade which reveals his intention. The teleplay by Carey and Chad Hayes is streamlined. Nothing seems superfluous, everything feeds the narrative, and Nosseck keeps things moving. We get a standard hiding so as not to be discovered when Thomas' room is being searched and he returns unexpectedly but without an obvious conclusion, some off-camera killings, and the jovial smile of a detective falling from his face when it is no longer required. Davison can play this kind of nice guy family man in his sleep but thankfully he is given limits when provoked.


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