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Behind the Red Door (2003)

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Set in New York and New England (but filmed in Newfoundland), Behind the Red Door stars Kyra Sedgwick as Manhattan-based photographer Natalie Haddad, who enjoys success with her strangely gloomy and foreboding camerawork. When her agent and best friend Julia (Stockard Channing) arranges for her to accept a lucrative contract with a Boston ad agency, Natalie discovers that she will be working for her own gay brother Roy (Kiefer Sutherland), whom she hasn't seen in a decade. Although Roy is insufferably snobbish and manipulative, he manages to exert a curious control over Natalie, forcing her to confront several disturbing, long-suppressed memories of her past (shown in black-and-white flashbacks). Before the film is over, Natalie is made to realize why Roy's behavior is so overbearing -- and also, the viewer learns just how intimately Julia is involved in the lives of both siblings. Underwritten by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation as part of an ongoing program to heighten HIV/AIDS awareness, Behind the Red Door made its Showtime cable-network bow on January 12, 2003.
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R (for language)
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Drama
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Cast

Kyra Sedgwick
as Natalie
Hannah Lochner
as Young Natalie
Corey Staden
as Young Roy
Phillip Craig
as Det. Kinzer
Philip Craig
as Det. Kinzer
Chuck Shamata
as Father
Laura Press
as Michelle
Ian Ryan
as Arthur
William Colgate
as Dr. Goldberg
Joseph Rutten
as Uncle Ernest
Mary Walsh
as Anna
Frank Holden
as Driver
Matt Sharpe
as George
Phil Dinn
as Cabbie
Mack Barfoot
as Maitre D'
Roger Maunder
as Waiter
Kay Annonsen
as Head Nurse
Francis Knickle
as IV Nurse
Andrew Vokey
as Orderly
Amy Mouse
as Night Nurse
Marie Koker
as Aunt Enid
Doreen Reardigan
as Aunt Mae
Austin Davis
as Uncle Mitchell
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Critic Reviews for Behind the Red Door

All Critics (1)

The awkward set-up finally gives way to a portrait of a family of two, who are at last there for one another.

Full Review… | January 8, 2003
culturevulture.net

Audience Reviews for Behind the Red Door

It about a woman's gay brother dying and their relationship. It was okay. It could have been better.

holly riley
holly riley

Its rather bland and not very exiting. The cast in particular are not particularly thrilling. It has some good scenes, but overall a pretty average film. It lacks good construction.

James Higgins
James Higgins

This has got to be one of the best movies Sutherland has done. Dying of Aids, his character must not only deal with getting his worldly matters in order, but hopefully mend a hurt between himself and his sister. Get the kleenex out for this one.

Devi Devisun
Devi Devisun

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