Domestic Disturbance Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Domestic Disturbance the Movie

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Lame entry in the "evil stepparent" genre features Travolta as Frank, a hard-working boat builder who shares custody of his son Danny (O'Leary) with ex-wife Susan (Polo). Danny starts acting out by getting in trouble and lying after Susan gets involved with suave local businessman Rick (Vaughn). Although Danny is clued into Rick's dark side from the start, it takes the appearance of Ray (Buscemi), a sleazy hood from Rick's shady past, to awaken Frank's suspicion. When Danny hides in Rick's van and witnesses Ray's murder, nobody believes him except his dad. The stage is set for the "good dad" versus "bad dad" showdown, which is handled as clumsily and unbelievably as possible. Most of the performances seem listless, with the exception of Vaughn as the oily villain and O'Leary as the terrorized kid.

Distribution

Paramount Home Video, 5555 Melrose Ave., 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038, Phone: (323)956-5000, URL: http://www.paramount.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 89 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Dads, Stepparents, Childhood Visions
Screenplay
Lewis Colick
Cast
John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Teri Polo, Matt O'Leary, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Susan Floyd, Steve Buscemi, Angelica Torn
Cinematography
Michael Seresin
Director
Harold Becker
Music
Mark Mancina
Other
Douglas B. Arnold, Peter Honess, Barry Chusid, Bobbie Read, Clay A. Griffith
Producer
Jonathan D. Krane, Donald De Line, Paramount Pictures

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