Below Utopia

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Below Utopia
Directed by Kurt Voss
Produced by Lisa M. Hansen
Paul Hertzberg
Alyssa Milano
Written by Richard Shepard
David Diamond
Starring Justin Theroux
Alyssa Milano
Ice-T
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
Release dates
1997
Running time
88 minutes
Language English

Below Utopia, also known as Body Count, is a 1997 independent film directed by Kurt Voss. The movie stars Justin Theroux, Alyssa Milano and Ice-T. Milano was also the executive producer of the film. Ice-T had composed an instrumental musical score for this film that wasn't used. The compositions instead appeared on a CD entitled "Below Utopia: The Lost Score". The video release was in 1997. The DVD release was followed on October 23, 2001. It's also one of the films on a two-pack DVD. The other film is Out-of-Sync. The movie tagline is "He was a hired professional. But this was personal.".

Plot[edit]

Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live up to his brother's potential. However, this quickly becomes inconsequential, as blood-thirsty killers soon show up to steal the artwork, and whatever else they can find in the house. As the family members are killed, Daniel flees with Susanne in the basement, hoping for survival. The plot twist is that Daniel not only knows the blood-thirsty killers and is in on the whole thing, but was also responsible for the death of his brother. Daniel kills all the "art thieves" and starts to stage the scene when one of his siblings "rises from the dead" to foil his plan. He is caught in the act of trying to strangle him by Susanne and what ensues is a battle not only for her life, but the life of his last-surviving family member.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing (O Come All Yes Faithful)
  • Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
  • While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks
  • Still Want You

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