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The Alarmist
The Alarmist
Actors: David Arquette, Stanley Tucci, Kate Capshaw, Mary McCormack, Ryan Reynolds
Director: Evan Dunsky
Genres: Comedy
R     1999     1hr 32min

David Arquette stars as a smiling doofus who has an unexpected knack for selling home security systems to ordinary folks. His shady boss (Stanley Tucci) develops a fatherly affection for him, which gets in the way after Ar...  more »


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Actors: David Arquette, Stanley Tucci, Kate Capshaw, Mary McCormack, Ryan Reynolds
Director: Evan Dunsky
Creators: Beau Flynn, Dan Stone, Jonathan King, Keith Reddin, Lisa Zimble
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/02/1999
Original Release Date: 10/16/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 10/16/1998
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 6/7/2021...
Lots of quirky fun. The last part stalled some but picked back up at the end. Cool to see a David Arquette and Ryan Reynolds at young ages.

Movie Reviews

An fun dark comedy.
Christian Pelchat | Canada. | 01/17/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"A honest home-security system Salesman (David Arquette) has an affair with his first client (Kate Capshaw) and learns that his Rudeful boss (Stanley Tucci) and his business associate are Staging Residential Break-ins to boost thier company sales.Directed by Even Dunsky, which he Wrote the Screenply to This black comedy has a lot of moments of this dark humor film. Arquette gives one of his best performances. A missed at the Art-House Theaters but on video, has been giving an Cult Following. Based on a Play by Keith Reddin (All the Rage). Grade:A-."
David Arquette is a study in facial expressions
raja abdul razak | Malaysia | 12/24/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The movie isn't much to shout about. The only thing which sustained my interest was David Arquette's acting and very expressive face. I think David can do more with his face than most actors can with their bodies."
Michael Anthony Brenton | The Other Side of the Known Universe | 10/13/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

""The Alarmist" is a BLACK COMEDY starrting STANLEY TUCCI as Heinrich Grigoris, a corrupt security system salesman who BREAKS INTO HOMES to drum up new business! DAVID ARQUETTE is his naive new employee who falls for new customer KATE CAPSHAW! This movie is based on KEITH REDDIN's play "Life During Wartime"! This 1998 film is directed by Evan Dunsky! This is not a big comedy, but if you are fans of Tucci's acting, dollars to donuts you will get some measure of enjoyment out of watching this one! Plus, the TITLE is such a SUBTLE PUN!"