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Year: 2006
USA: Freestyle Releasing
Cast: Peter Krause, Kari Matchett, Ian Tracey, Richard Schiff, Khaled Abol Naga, Val Cole, Brenda Crichlow, Mark Brandon, Agam Darshi, Mark Docherty, Benita Ha, Allan Duncan, Bruno Verdoni, P Lynn Johnson, Laurie Murdoch, Michael Roberds, Michael St John Smith, Vanesa Tomasino, Jessica Wachsman
Director: Jeff Renfroe
Countries: USA / Canada / UK
USA: 98 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some threatening situations
USA Release Date: 4 May 2007 (Limited Release)
US Distributor


Angry and depressed over losing his job, accountant Terry Allen (Peter Krause) finds himself whiling away the hours at home. He begins to suspect his new neighbor, Gabe Hassan (Khaled Abol Naga), a single Islamic grad student with a penchant for unexplained late night activities, is at the center of a terrorist conspiracy. Although both Terry's wife Marla (Kari Matchett) and the FBI agent (Richard Schiff), to whom he reports his suspicions are skeptical about his fears, Terry becomes increasingly obsessed with uncovering the man's true identity. Convinced he's all that stands between this Middle-Eastern stranger and a deadly terror attack, Terry finally decides to take matters into his own hands - with shocking results.

A tense psychological thriller in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW, CIVIC DUTY takes a controversial look at fear and prejudice in the highly charged atmosphere of post-9/11 America. Set during a unique and frightening moment in US history, as the nation grappled with setting the proper balance between personal freedom and enhanced security, CIVIC DUTY challenges viewers to examine their own preconceptions about tolerance and terror. Directed by Jeff Renfroe from an original screenplay by Andrew Joiner, CIVIC DUTY stars Peter Krause (SIX FEET UNDER), Richard Schiff (THE WEST WING), Kari Matchett (INVASION) and Egyptian movie idol Khaled Abol Naga in his American screen debut.

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