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Civic Duty (2006)

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An American accountant bombarded with cable news and the media's obsession with terrorist plots in the post 9-11 world, receives a jolt when an unattached Islamic graduate student moves in next door.

Director:

Jeff Renfroe

Writer:

Andrew Joiner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Krause ... Terry Allen
Kari Matchett ... Marla Allen
Richard Schiff ... FBI Agent Tom Hilary
Kal Naga ... Gabe Hassan (as Khaled Abol Naga)
Ian Tracey ... Lieutenant Randall Lloyd
Vanesa Tomasino ... Bank Teller
Laurie Murdoch ... Loan Officer
Michael Roberds ... Post Office Clerk
Agam Darshi ... Nurse
Mark Brandon ... Night Anchor Bret Anderson
Brenda Crichlow ... Day Anchor Tricia Wise (as Brenda M. Crichlow)
Val Cole Val Cole ... Morning Anchor Susan Harwood
Mark Docherty Mark Docherty ... News Reporter Chad Winslow
Michael St. John Smith ... Legal Analyst
P. Lynn Johnson ... Govenor Bradley
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Storyline

Shortly after landing a job, Terry Allen is laid off, starts looking for another circa post September 11, 2001 media frenzy and paranoia with President George W. Bush stating that grief has turned to anger, anger to resolution, and that there are thousands of terrorists in over 60 countries ready to strike. With increasing reports of identity theft, the involvement of wealthy & educated foreigners in terrorist activities, Terry starts suspecting his new neighbor, a middle-easterner, who he stereotypes as 'raghead', 'camel jockey', and 'sand nigger'. His wife, Marla, does not share in his bigotry, but he believes that she has turned her attention from rock-stars to Jihadists. While looking for employment, as well as a loan to purchase a house, he also contacts the Federal Bureau of Investigation as he feels he has sufficient evidence that his new neighbor is structuring money, experimenting with chemicals, and associating with other middle-easterners for devious reasons. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Are You Doing Yours? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some threatening situations | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA | Canada

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

11 September 2008 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Dever Cívico See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,902, 6 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,902, 6 May 2007
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cast has strong ties to Aaron Sorkin's television projects: Peter Krause starred as anchor Casey McCall in Sports Night (1998), Richard Schiff was communications director Toby Ziegler on The West Wing (1999), and Kari Matchett did a five-episode run on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) as attorney Mary Tate. See more »

Goofs

All the news scrolls go from left to right, but news scrolls go right to left (at least in languages that read left to right) so you see the first words first. This makes it impossible to read. The filmmakers did this intentionally, and it's up to the viewer to decide why they did it this way. See more »

Quotes

FBI Agent Tom Hilary: You pull the trigger you become the terrorist. Is that what you want?
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Really not too terribly bad for a low budget film
29 October 2007 | by rob099See all my reviews

Honestly I started up this movie and though "ah man, my wife got another crappy movie from Netflix." I am surprised to say that, although this movie does have a lot of kinks in it as far as believability is concerned, it does manage to get the viewer wondering what will happen next...I guess. I usually don't have any patience for movies, so if you also have a short fuse when it comes to watching one, you'd better steer clear of this one. It might not grab your attention or make you care soon enough, if at all. I definitely wasn't extremely thrilled with it until the ending which really wasn't too bad. Definitely a good movie to watch if there's just nothing on TV. Did this review sound mediocre? Well, that's kind of how the movie was. Just not a lot to say about it I guess. It was a low budget film and this was a very low budget review.


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