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Civic Duty Details


Where does legitimate concern end and paranoia begin? A man finds himself walking that fine line in this tense independent drama. Terry Allen (Peter Krause) is an accountant who lives a seemingly ordinary life until he loses his job. Unable to buy the new house he was hoping to get for his fiancée, Marla (Kari Matchett), Terry spends most of time in his apartment, looking for job leads, sending out resumés, and feeling increasingly powerless. As Terry watches more and more stories about the war on terror on cable news channels, he begins developing an intense suspicion of his new neighbor Gabe Hassan (Khaled Abol Naga), an Arab exchange student. Terry notices Gabe keeps late hours, takes out his trash in the middle of the night, and has a lot of visitors of Middle Eastern descent dropping by his flat, and slowly Terry becomes convinced Gabe is involved in terrorist activities. Terry visits Tom Hillary (Richard Schiff), an FBI agent, and tells him about Gabe and his habits; Tom doesn't pay much attention to what Terry has to say, and convinced danger lurks, he decides to take the law into his own hands. Civic Duty received its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 4, 2007


Peter Krause
as Terry Allen
Kari Matchett
as Marla Allen
Ian Tracey
as Lt. Lloyd
Richard Schiff
as Agent Hillary
Khaled Abol Naga
as Gabe Hassan
Val Cole
as Morning Anchor
Laurie Murdoch
as Loan Officer
Vanesa Tomasino
as Bank Teller
Mike Roberds
as Post Office Clerk
Agam Darshi
as Nurse


Jeff Renfroe
Kim Roberts
Peter Krause
Tina Pehme
Andrew Joiner
Andrew Lanter
Andrew Joiner
Dylan MacLeod
Eli Krantzberg
Composer (Music Score)
Gashtaseb Ariana
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jeff Renfroe
Rick Willoughby
Production Designer
Tyler Jones
Art Director
Kelly Duncan
Vic Sarin
Executive Producer
David Boim
Executive Producer
Angelina Kekich
Costume Designer
Dina Holmes
Set Decorator
Steven Weakes
Sound/Sound Designer
Stacy Fish
First Assistant Director
Lynne Carrow
Dermot Shane
Visual Effects Supervisor
Tricia Winslow
Key Make-up
Maria Gleeson
Key Hairstylist