Bad Day on the Block (Under Pressure) (The Fireman) (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bad Day on the Block (Under Pressure) (The Fireman) (1997)





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A decorated firefighter (Charlie Sheen) has his wife and son leave him because of his violent tendencies, including playing a game of Russian Roulette with his wife. Only trouble is he believes that the loving neighbor couple (Mare Winningham, David Andrews) and their two children (Noah Fleiss, Chelsea Russo) are to blame for them leaving by filling his wife's head with nonsense. He then sets out to discipline the family for their failings. But when the couple reports him to the police, the police will not believe the couple because of the fireman's status in the community. Things escalate until he kills a repairman (Keone Young), then the police (John Ratzenbereger, Dawnn Lewis) and finally launches a totally terroristic attack on the family including again playing Russian Roulette with them.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Critic Reviews for Bad Day on the Block (Under Pressure) (The Fireman)

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Generic (and generically titled) entry in the dying '-from-hell' thriller subgenre.

Full Review… | November 17, 2009

Audience Reviews for Bad Day on the Block (Under Pressure) (The Fireman)

I first saw this movie on cable and I loved it. Charlie Sheen usually plays the likeable hero or anti-hero. This movie has him playing against type and doing a very convincing job. Sheen plays decorated ex-firefighter Lyle Wilder who besides being a hero also is a very disturbed psychopath. When Wilder's wife and son leave him, it sends him over the edge and he turns his frustrations on the innocent family next door and just about anyone who dares to enter his world. Mare Winningham does a good job playing the neighbor that Sheen's character targets. See this movie if you get the chance.

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