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The Trigger Effect

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • An examination of the pressures of middle-class suburban life, as seen through the eyes of yuppie couple Matt and Annie one eventful night. After a volatile evening at the movies, the pair come home to find that their daughter has an infection. Shortly thereafter, a blackout occurs in their town, making it tough for Matt to get help for his child. Matters worsen when a macho old friend named Joe pays the couple a surprise visit during the power outage. Soon, macho Joe's working class mores begin to fray Matt's last nerve... These stressful elements -- combined with alcohol consumption -- manage to remove Matt and Annie from the reality they once knew. And that leads to unfortunate circumstances when a looter breaks into their home...
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 20061

  • Credits
    Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Rooker, Richard Timothy Jones, Richard T. Jones, Bill Smitrovich, William Lucking, Jack Noseworthy
  • Critic Reviews
    "A refreshingly stimulating premise and an efficient thriller..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...THE TRIGGER EFFECT maintains a potent mood of dread....[Shue] is compelling..."
    Variety

    "...From the start, Koepp sets out to get under the viewer's skin, which he does with relentless ease..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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