The Alarmist (1998)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 33mins.
Genres Drama, Crime, Adaptation, Comedy, Action
Keywords dark
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Keith Reddin Play as Source Material ("Life During Wartime") 120972 4000002
Evan Dunsky Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
David Grace Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Ed Noodleman Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Heidi Pavey Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000003
Keith Reddin Associate Producer n/a 171 3000008
Jonathan King Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Beau Flynn Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Stefan Simchowitz Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Matthias Emcice Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Thomas Augsberger Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Alex Nepomniaschy Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Norman Buckley Editor n/a 172 7000001
Concetta DiMatteo Casting n/a 179 10000002
Denise Wingate Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Felipe Borrero Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Eric Kops Publicity (The Pogachevsky Company) 120789 29000001
Carolyn Long Casting n/a 179 10000001
Rachel Kamerman Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Christophe Beck Music n/a 120781 8000001
Barklie K Griggs Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Amy Ancona Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Melissa Levander Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Lisa Zimble Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dan Stone Producer n/a 3 3000001
Michael Learned Actor Beth Hudler 1 1000009
Hoke Howell Actor Mr Fielding 1 1000008
Lewis Arquette Actor Bruce Hudler 1 1000010
Richmond Arquette Actor Andrew Hudler 1 1000011
Gabriel Dell Jr. Actor Skippy Hudler 1 1000012
Ruth Miller Actor Mrs Fielding 1 1000007
Tricia Vessey Actor April 1 1000006
Stanley Tucci Actor Heinrich Grigoris 1 1000002
Kate Capshaw Actor Gale Ancona 1 1000003
Mary McCormack Actor Sally 1 1000004
Ryan Reynolds Actor Howard Ancona 1 1000005
Valerie Long Actor Doris 1 1000013
Kim Tobin Actor Bambi 1 1000014
Dennis Cockrum Actor Vendor 1 1000021
Matt Malloy Actor Morgue Technician 1 1000022
Alex Nepomniaschy Actor Installer 1 1000023
Evan Dunsky Director n/a 2 2000001
Bradley J Gorman Actor Grigoris Employee 1 1000020
David Brisbin Actor Detective Flinkman 1 1000019
Colin Campbell Actor Waiter 1 1000015
Eric Zivot Actor Shelly 1 1000016
Vincent J Bilancio Actor Assistant Director 1 1000017
Clea DuVall Actor Suzy 1 1000018
David Arquette Actor Tommy Hudler 1 1000001
A whodunit about Tommy Hudler, a naive, all-American guy, who lands a job as a door-to-door salesman for a home security company owned by Heinrich Grigoris, a fast-talking charismatic con artist. Tommy is entranced by Heinrich's slick sales techniques and feel flattered when the boss insists that he is a natural. Heinrich and his faithful sidekick Sally are soon teaching Tommy the tricks of the trade: how to take advantage of the fear-and-spending habits of their gullible prey. Life is good for Tommy. Sales are soaring, passion is burning, and Heinrich has even put him on TV. But when Tommy hits a dry-spell in his sales, a more sinister side to his mentor emerges. Heinrich now lets Tommy in on the fact that he sometimes stages fake break-ins while their clients are at home--to justify their services and help boost sales--and then intimates that, on occasion, these break-ins take place when their clients aren't at home. When a sudden turn of events end in murder, Tommy suspects Heinrich.