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The Alarmist
  • R
  • 1h 31m
  • 1998
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David Arquette stars in this wickedly funny whodunit as 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 (Stanley Tucci), a charismatic con artist. Heinrich and his sidekick Sally (Mary McCormack) are soon teaching Tommy how to take advantage of their gullible prey with slick sales techniques. Things start out well for Tommy as a gorgeous widow (Kate Capshaw) signs up for their services, and shows an interest in Tommy's "services" as well. They begin a steamy romance, but when sales hit a lull, a different side of his mentor emerges. Though he's appalled at Heinrich's underhanded tactics, Tommy takes no action-that is, until a sudden turn of events ends in murder, and Tommy becomes convinced Heinrich is behind it.
© 1997 Life During Wartime, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Leonard Klady

It's a film of small delights rather than a home run, and an encouraging first foray for Dunsky.

June 21, 2017
L.A. Weekly
Chuck Wilson

June 17, 2017
Globe and Mail

June 17, 2017
New York Times
Stephen Holden

Unable to decide where to go or what tone to adopt, it ends up treading water.

June 16, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 16, 1998
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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