The Alarmist (1997)




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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 … More

Rating: R (sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Evan Dunsky
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 2, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Heinrich

as Beth Hudler

as Bruce Hudler

as Shelly

as Mr. Fielding

as Det. Flinkman
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Full Review… | October 3, 2002
L.A. Weekly
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Alarmist

Good movie, good plot, excellent cast. As sad as this may sound, as funny as the movie can be, it is also serious. Someone who installs a security system of some sort may actually break into your house or car.

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