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Natural Enemy (1996)

A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive ... See full summary »

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Douglas Jackson

Writer:

Kevin Bernhardt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sutherland ... Ted
William McNamara ... Jeremy
Lesley Ann Warren ... Sandy
Joe Pantoliano ... Stuart
Tia Carrere ... Christina
Christian Tessier Christian Tessier ... Chris
Lenore Zann ... Gina
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Judy
Vlasta Vrana ... Stanley
Claudia Besso ... Claire
Serge Houde ... Sherwood
Richard Zeman ... Bob
Terry Haig Terry Haig ... IRS Agent
Michael Caloz Michael Caloz ... Young Jeremy
Tedd Dillon ... Father
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Storyline

A businessman (Donald Sutherland) has a hotshot young new partner (William McNamara). What he doesn't realise is that his new partner is the son of his second wife, adopted into an abusive family at birth and now a raving psychopath out to murder his natural mother for whom he blames the miseries of his lifetime. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Besøk av fienden See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 6,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The house used in the film was previously seen in Back Stab and The Wrong Woman, the latter of which is another film directed by Douglas Jackson. See more »

Quotes

Bob: You set me up on Waterman, didn't you? Oh, come on! You already got my job.
Jeremy Harper: There's only one other guy on the elevator, and you smell a fart. Does anybody really have to admit to anything?
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Crazy Credits

A message about adoption and serial killers who turned out to be adopted appears after the end credits. See more »

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No One Ever Loved Me Like You
Performed by Natalie Taylor
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Doesn't anyone read the script before signing up?
27 November 2006 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

I won't mention any of the plot, because, although it would be highly predictable anyway, the one notable plot twist is given away everywhere, in the movie comments, in the plot summary here, and even in the synopsis on my Netflix envelope. I might have enjoyed it more if I hadn't known that. Maybe. This film has a deceptively good cast, most of whom did creditable acting with the rather limited material at hand, including Donald Sutherland, Lesley Ann Warren, and Tia Carrere and Rosemary Dunsmore in smaller parts. It was impossible to like William McNamara, but that was clearly by design. And there were a couple of quick nude scenes by the callipygian Lenore Zann. But none of this brings the slightest recommendation from me. Don't any of these fine actors actually read these scripts before signing on?


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