The Alarmist | 1998

Drama, Crime
Comedy about a home security salesman who finds out his boss is robbing people to ignite business.

Cast

... Tommy Hudler

Actor

... Heinrich Grigoris

Actor

... Gale Ancona

Actor

... Sally

Actor

... Howard Ancona

Actor

... April

Actor

... Mrs Fielding

Actor

... Mr Fielding

Actor

... Beth Hudler

Actor

... Bruce Hudler

Actor

... Andrew Hudler

Actor

... Skippy Hudler

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Play as Source Material

Company

Bandeira Entertainment

Production Company

Key Entertainment

Production Company

Synopsis

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.

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