The Alarmist

The Alarmist

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The Alarmist

This comedy pivoting around a Los Angeles home-security business was adapted by director Evan Dunsky from a play by Keith Reddin. Heinrich Grigoris (Stanley Tucci) welcomes new employee Tommy Hudler (David Arquette) to Grigoris Security. During his first day on the job, Tommy sells a system and then goes to bed with his customer, single mother Gale Ancona (Kate Capshaw). When Tommy introduces her to his parents, he finds they don't approve of his seeing an older woman. As he learns more about the home-security business, he discovers Grigoris profits from breaking into houses equipped with his system. Thus, Tommy suspects Heinrich when Gale and her son Howard (Ryan Reynolds) are murdered. Shown at the 1997 Toronto Film Festival. The widescreen DVD also contains the original theatrical trailer and filmographies.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/02/1999
UPC: 0043396034976
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:32:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; English [2-channel Dolby Surround]; English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese; Widescreen; Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Cast bios; Filmographies; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Arquette Tommy Hudler
Stanley Tucci Heinrich Grigoris
Kate Capshaw Gale Ancona
Mary McCormack Sally Brown
Ryan Reynolds Howard Ancona
Harvey Keitel Vernon
Andie MacDowell Trixie
John Franklin Sawyer Shadrach
Scott Terra Paul
Daniel Treat Little Mole
Louis Arquette Bruce Hudler
David Brisbin Det. Flinkman
Monica Bugajski Edmonia
Deborah Hedwall Mrs. Whitehurst
Hoke Howell Mr. Fielding
Darrell Larson Mr. Whitehurst
Michael Learned Beth Hudler
Tricia Vessey April
Eric Zivot Shelly

Technical Credits
Evan Dunsky Director,Screenwriter
Susanna Styron Director,Screenwriter
Rachel Kamerman Art Director
Hiro Narita Cinematographer
Alex Nepomniaschy Cinematographer
Dona Granata Costumes/Costume Designer
Denise Wingate Costumes/Costume Designer
Amy B. Ancona Production Designer
Burton Rencher Production Designer
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Van Dyke Parks Score Composer
Bridgett Terry Screenwriter,Producer
Valerie Fann Set Decoration/Design
William Styron Source Author
Keith Reddin Associate Producer
Kevin Moore Asst. Director
Concetta DiMatteo Casting
Tracy Kilpatrick Casting
Carolyn Long Casting
Jonathan King Co-producer
Norman Buckley Editor
Colleen Sharp Editor
Thomas Augsberger Executive Producer
Jonathan Demme Executive Producer
Danny Dimbort Executive Producer
Matthias Emcke Executive Producer
Beau Flynn Executive Producer
Avi Lerner Executive Producer
Elie Samaha Executive Producer
Steven Shareshian Executive Producer
Trevor Short Executive Producer
Stefan Simchowitz Executive Producer
Boaz Davidson Producer
Dan Stone Producer
John Thompson Producer
Lisa Zimble Producer
Larry Long Sound/Sound Designer
Anthony Ortiz Sound/Sound Designer
Carl Rudisill Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

1. Start.
2. How it's done.
3. His first sale.
4. Home alone.
5. Business & pleasure.
6. Henry's sytem.
7. A natural.
8. Shelly the cat.
9. On-air spokesman.
10. Grabbing a snack.
11. A word with Howard.
12. Just business.
13. The score.
14. The commercial.
15. Suzy & April.
16. The Hudler clan.
17. Howard's father.
18. Home early.
19. Detective Flinkman.
20. The morgue.
21. The funeral.
22. "You know."
23. A ridiculous thought.
24. The set-up.
25. Kidnapped.
26. The truth.
27. Employment opportunity.
28. Putting it behind them.

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