Below Utopia

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Below Utopia
Directed by Kurt Voss[1]
Produced by Lisa M. Hansen
Paul Hertzberg
Alyssa Milano
Written by Richard Shepard
David Diamond
Starring Justin Theroux
Alyssa Milano
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
Subutopian Films
Distributed by CineTel Films
Release date
September 26, 1997 (US)
Running time
88 minutes
Language English

Below Utopia, also known as Body Count,[2] 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 was not used. The compositions instead appeared on a CD entitled "Below Utopia: The Lost Score". The video release was in March 17, 1998. 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.".


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. Daniel reveals 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.



  1. ^ Wall, C. Edward (1998). "Below Utopia". Media Review Digest. Pierian Press. 28: 49. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Paskin, Willa (July 21, 2014). "Who Is Justin Theroux, Really?". ELLE. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  3. ^ Albers, Beverly (2010). The Alyssa Milano Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Alyssa Milano. Lightning Source Incorporated. ISBN 1742444598. 
  4. ^ Lisanti, Tom (February 25, 2013). Drive-in Dream Girls: A Galaxy of B-Movie Starlets of the Sixties. McFarland. p. 274. ISBN 0786493429. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 

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