It's the Rage (film)

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It's the Rage
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It's the Rage DVD Cover
Directed by James D. Stern
Produced by Peter Gilbert
Anne McCarthy
Ash R. Shaw
James D. Stern
Mary Vernieu
Written by Keith Reddin
Starring Joan Allen
Andre Braugher
Josh Brolin
Jeff Daniels
Robert Forster
Anna Paquin
Giovanni Ribisi
David Schwimmer
Gary Sinise
Bokeem Woodbine
Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography Alex Nepomniaschy
Edited by Tony Lombardo
Production
company
Screenland Pictures
Distributed by Silver Nitrate Films
Release date
  • March 4, 1999 (1999-03-04)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

It's the Rage is a 1999 film version of Keith Reddin's play "The Alarmist" about three interconnected stories and how handguns affect each of the nine people involved. The film is the directorial debut of producer James D. Stern.

Plot[edit]

Handguns figure in the intertwining lives of nine people. Warren (Jeff Daniels) shoots his wife Helen's (Joan Allen) lover and his defense is that he thought he was shooting an intruder. She leaves him; and her lawyer (Andre Braugher) helps her get a job with a nutty, reclusive computer wizard (Gary Sinise) who waves a pistol about, sometimes at Helen. Tennel (Josh Brolin), the computer geek's ex-assistant, lands a video-store job and is smitten by Annabel Lee (Anna Paquin), an aggressive street kid who likes complaining about men to her pistol-packing psychotic brother (Giovanni Ribisi) to set him off. In secret, Annabel starts an affair with the lawyer, but things are complicated when the lawyer's gay lover (David Schwimmer) finds out. Meanwhile, a cop (Robert Forster) stays on Warren's tail.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming took place in Los Angeles, California.

The film was first aired on cable television as All the Rage. It never entered wide release in American theaters (showing only at a few select film festivals), although the DVD release has had some mild success. It also showed at the Milan International Film Festival, winning awards for Best Acting (Gary Sinise), Best Director, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Music, Best Screenwriting as well as the Audience Award.

Reception[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a critic rating of 27% and an audience rating of 44%.

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