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Story

No, it's the cast. A homeowner (Jeff Daniels) shoots an intruder, who turns out to be his business partner. A police officer (Robert Forster) suspects a setup. His wife (Joan Allen), who didn't know they even had a gun in the house, she gets a job with a reclusive computer billionaire (Gary Sinise). The billionaire's former assistant (Josh Brolin) has left the company to work in the movies, and he falls for a street waif (Anna Paquin). Daniels's lawyer (André Braugher), who is gay, also falls for the waif, much to the chagrin of his unstable partner (David Schwimmer) as well as the waif's unstable brother (Giovanni Ribisi). Based on a play by Chicago playwright Keith Reddin (who also wrote the screenplay) and directed by theater director turned first-time movie director James D. Stern, It's the Rage never transcends its theatrical roots. Instead of a character type, each person in the story represents a different (but equally shallow) facet of rage. It's all just an elaborate setup to preach about gun control and how our society is increasingly a society of rage. What the world needs, the movie is saying, is a little more self- control and understanding. Obviously, what it also needs is a better use of such a talented cast. --Andy Spletzer

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Joan AllenHelen
Jeff DanielsWarren Harding
Robert ForsterTyler
Andre BraugherTim
Bokeem WoodbineAgee
Anna PaquinAnnabel Lee
Wayne MorseClerk
David SchwimmerChris
Josh BrolinTennel
Gary SiniseMorgan
January JonesJanice Taylor
Giovanni RibisiSidney

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: James D. Stern
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 99 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1999
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    AustraliaMA
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 15, 2000
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