A netflix horror movie called eli supposedly has a shocking twist ending, so i watched it for people who hate scary movies. A civic duty is an action required by law for a citizen to perform. May 04, 2007 while civic duty is new to theaters, in fact the same movie was already released in 8 years ago. Peter krause in civic duty 2006 peter krause and kari matchett in civic duty 2006 jeff renfroe in civic duty. May 25, 2007 civic duty on dvd october 2, 2007 starring peter krause, khaled abol naga, richard schiff, kari matchett. David johnson, a married man and father of three, is summoned by the superior court to perform his civic duty under section 345 of the patriot act. Civic duties are far broader than voting and obeying the law. It is not yet rated but might be pg for some language and violence and would be acceptable for kids around 11 and up.
Indiana election officials caution that county vote totals are still being delivered. Peter krause, who was so subtle and effective as the star of six feet under, is forced to go so overthetop in his performance here that we begin to fear hell burst a blood vessel long. Civic duty probably wont be seen by many people, which is unfortunate because its effective on so many levels. Apr 26, 2006 civic duty is ballsy enough to raise subject matter that some folks in america would rather not talk about, but unfortunately the film then goes the dutifully hollywood route and doesnt really give us any answers, instead opting for a trite twist ending that you can see coming a mile away. Where does legitimate concern end and paranoia begin. In addition to being an interesting character study and, to a lesser degree, portrait of modern marriage, the film has many dimensions. I feel its become my civic duty to watch movies, particularly. So low that we must shoulder a significant part of. Since 911, the disparity between how much the average american frets about terrorism and the actual possibility of dying from a terrorist attack has been almost comically vast. To this day, it is still difficult for me to define civic responsibility. It looks like we dont have a synopsis for this title yet.
Terry allen peter krause is an allamerican accountant who becomes obsessed with cnns post 911 coverage of the war on terrorism after losing his job. Angry and depressed over losing his job, terry allen begins to suspect his new, middle eastern neighbor is at the center of a terrorist conspiracy. For a smallbudget movie with a mostly unknown cast, civic duty proves that strong stories do not need huge hollywood budgets and special effects with a. The former is riveting and thrilling, while the latter is boring and slow, moving in stops and starts. Civic duties and responsibilities flashcards quizlet. While it owes a debt to rear window, civic duty explores how postseptember 11 paranoia might drive generally responsible citizens to the brink. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing civic duty near you. Civic duty 2006 jeff renfroe synopsis, characteristics. Civic duty is a wellscripted, welldirected thriller. The plot finds an already tightly wound accountant named terry allen the six feet. With peter krause, kal naga, richard schiff, kari matchett. And just when the last act starts getting repetitious and appears to have painted itself into a corner, the movie comes up with some nice twists which makes an already good movie better. Civic duty definition of civic duty by the free dictionary. Display as images display as list make and model make and year year category importancerole date added new ones first episode appearance ep.
In fact these are so often the examples given, i fear weve created troublingly low expectations for citizens in the us, where i live. On hbos six feet under, peter krause played nate fisher as an outwardly cool guy haunted by internal demons. Georgia ruleaway from herthe ex28 weeks latercivic duty 2007 see more. An american accountant bombarded with cable news and the medias obsession with terrorist plots in the post 911 world, receives a jolt when an unattached islamic graduate student moves in next door. View civic duty 2007 photos, movie images, film stills and cast and crew photos on fandango. Zak hilditchs film is a slowburner, gradually charting wilfreds mental descent, and ends in a fittingly chilling manner. Companies should prioritize social responsibilities and. Be sure to watch the very end of this movie closely. This was the official website for the movie, civic duty. While civic duty is new to theaters, in fact the same movie was already released in 8 years ago. We also offer used parts from our salvage yard of 8487 civics and crxs. Saint judy in us theaters march 1, 2019 starring michelle monaghan, alfred molina, leem lubany, common. Ending spoiler for the final cut 2004, plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. It is the policy of lee county to provide time off to employees for bereavement to attend funerals or memorial services, and for civic duty leave poll worker, jury duty, witness duty, and military duty.
Civic dutys peter krause talks tv, terrorism, and paranoia. Voting is a right, but its not a duty the boston globe. Its a taut drama set primarily within the confines of two apartments in the same urban building complex and keeps the viewer guessing until the end regarding the reliability of its two central protagonists. The film is about an american accountant bombarded with cable news and the medias obsession with terrorist plots in the post. Released may 4th, 2007, civic duty stars peter krause, kari matchett, ian tracey, richard schiff the r movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 38 min, and received a score of 48 out of 100 on. Peter krause six feet under stars as terry allen, a. This film didnt win distribution when first made, but then got shown in the tribeca film festival and won over an audience, and was picked up for theatrical release. Angry and depressed over losing his job, terry allen begins to suspect his new, middle. The movie civic duty 2006 happened to be written by andrew joiner and unveiled in the year 2006 with it likely be a winner among director jeff renfroes fans. What does 12 angry men say about democracy and american.
The movie all cutscenes full aether storyline duration. May 04, 2007 civic duty stands out amid the new wave of terrorismparanoia thrillers. Civic duty is an exciting, tense drama that appears to go along the predictable route of paranoia and obsession. Civic duty 2007 cast and crew terry allen peter krause, an unemployed accountant, has time on his hands and chooses to spend it by snooping on his new middle eastern neighbor, gabe hassan. Civic duty is ballsy enough to raise subject matter that some folks in america would rather not talk about, but unfortunately the film then goes the dutifully hollywood route and doesnt really give us any answers, instead opting for a trite twist ending that you can see coming a mile away. The acting, from the small but reliable cast, is well led by peter krause as terry. Everything you need to know about civic duty movie 2007. The films climax throws terry and gabe together in a combination.
Civic duty received its world premiere at the 2006 tribeca film festival. Until it becomes simply a hostage dilemma, the film maintains an uneasy air of mystery and suspicion. Obsessed about revealing the mans true identity, he takes matters into his own hands. Bradleywilliams, 3, leans over to take a look as his dad, doug, casts his vote during super. Landslide pictures, 2006 written by andrew joiner directed by jeff renfroe 98 minutes, rated r. But it lets you know early and often that this is going to be a film that has something to say about the issues of today. Happily, the character on display turns out to be considerable, too.
I did not like the ending at all was completely open ended and you could not even draw a conclusion. Theres the faint air of a solid cable movie about civic duty. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. The film is about an american accountant bombarded with cable news. The job facing american voters in the days and years to come is to determine which hearts, minds and souls command those qualities best suited to unify a country rather than further divide it, to heal the wounds of a nation as opposed to aggravate its injuries, and to secure for the next generation a legacy of choices based on informed awareness rather than one of reactions. Directed by jeff renfroe and starring peter krause, khaled abol naga, richard schiff and kari matchett. Angry and depressed over losing his job, accountant terry allen begins to suspect his new neighbor, a single islamic grad student with a pen. Civic duty starts off as a reasonably compelling psychological thriller, but the longer the movie goes on the more farfetched and heavyhanded it becomes. Civic duty stocks a large inventory of new old stock oem honda car and motorcycle parts, for vehicles from the 60s to the 90s. The ending keeps you guessing as it was never really clear whether or not krause was paranoid or. But, it is done with style and surprise with its twists and turns and an ending that i did not see coming. Download civic duty movie in dvdrip hdrip full download. The last minute or two of the movies ending left me unclear on what had happened and what was. The film will be shown theatrically in the united states, but lead actor peter krause said at our screening that the dates have not yet been set.
Promoting the general welfare of your community and its citizens. Unfortunately civic duty overhypes the parallels between terrys. Because ali refused to be drafted, he was arrested. Great subject matter but the movie if elaborated had potential which it never reached.
Despite its limitations, civic duty is one of those movies that are quite engaging considering its budget and simple premise. Its a taut drama set primarily within the confines of two apartments in the same urban building complex and keeps the. If the summons to jury duty occurs at a time of the year when the employer would experience a significant impact from the loss of the employee, the employer may. Civic duty stands out amid the new wave of terrorismparanoia thrillers. Civic nation thanks our friends at the democracy fund for writing this story. The director creates a tense environment for the story, and the editing gives the movie a frantic feeling of psychological displacement. Lets look at what went down and what the swarms of rats haunting him really represent. Civic duty on dvd october 2, 2007 starring peter krause, khaled abol naga, richard schiff, kari matchett. Potter says in this case, money may have triumphed over civic duty which turns my thoughts to that most basic of civic duties, voting donating blood, once an act of generosity, is now a civic duty in those years, a jersey city baseball opener was a civic duty citizens wont always divulge information out of a sense of civic duty his energy and civic duty were tested during three. Everything you need to know about saint judy movie 2019. Signing up for the select service when you turn 18 if you are a male. What you need to know about jury duty, leave, and pay. Perhaps renfros frequent camera tricks and focus pulling might have been a bit excessive, and there was an unnecessarily tragic ending that seemed out of place, but other than that civic duty is an impressive thriller that i think will upset some people, have some folks stand up yell propaganda and have others scream fascism.
By jeff jacoby globe columnist, october 28, 2012, 12. Though reluctant to participate as income is sparse and shifts at the restaurant hard to come by, she is intrigued by the defendant. When an islamic graduate student moves in next door to an american accountant, the accountants life becomes filled with suspicion of post 911 terrorist activi. Watch civic duty movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. Cinematically, civic duty is a pretty bare bones movie, an extended teleplay of limited spacial scope, but it is very smartly written and jeff renfroe knows how to bring a low simmer to a rolling boil. Civic duty, movie, 2006 internet movie cars database. My idea of civic responsibility is joining the military so that we can get a better appreciation of the things we hold dear. Thus, employers in almost every state are required by law to provide an employee with time off from work in order to perform their civic duty. One civic duty is to serve in the military if drafted by the united states. Civic duty is a 2006 thriller film directed by jeff renfroe and starring peter krause, khaled abol naga, kari matchett, and richard schiff. There are moments in the film where it gets very intense, and you are sucked into its plot.425 906 464 1065 353 145 433 153 631 1441 1039 875 53 143 1333 937 217 236 1408 1292 1139 160 161 918 170 616 1446 354 156 189 304 492 444 1434 148 278 1195 1125 1465 363 681 582 1334 667 191 223 70 161 1416