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Commandments Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In this dark comedy, Seth Warner (Aidan Quinn) is a good man having a run of bad luck. His pregnant wife disappeared in the ocean during a trip to the beach, a tornado destroyed his house while leaving everything else in the neighborhood untouched, his boss fired him, and he was struck by a bolt of lightning that also injured his dog. While recovering in the hospital, Seth comes to the conclusion that God has cursed him. His brother-in-law Harry (Anthony LaPaglia) thinks that this conclusion is absurd -- after all, Harry reasons, he violates five or six commandments every day before lunch, and things are just great with him. This notion puts a bug in Seth's ear, and when he gets out of the hospital, he decides to confront God by deliberately violating all ten commandments; he hopes to start by seducing Harry's wife, Rachel (Courteney Cox). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:May 2, 1997

Cast

Aidan Quinn
as Seth Warner
Courteney Cox
as Rachel Luce
Anthony LaPaglia
as Harry Luce
Louis Zorich
as Rudy Warner
Pamela Gray
as Melissa Murphy
Pat McNamara
as Police Chief
Kevin Dunn
as David Ward
Joanna Going
as Karen Warner
Tom Aldredge
as Mr. Mann
Alice Drummond
as Mrs. Mann
Jack Gilpin
as Gordon Bloom
Amy Sedaris
as Scholar
Joanna Going
as Karen Warner
Amy Sedaris
as Scholar
Kevin Dunn
as David Ward
Alice Drummond
as Mrs. Mann
Jack Gilpin
as Gordon Bloom
Tom Aldredge
as Mr. Mann

Crew

Daniel Taplitz
Director
Michael Chinich
Producer
Joe Medjuck
Producer
Daniel Goldberg
Producer
Daniel Taplitz
Screenwriter
Slawomir Idziak
Cinematographer
Joseph Vitarelli
Songwriter
Stuart H. Pappe
Editor
Michael Jablow
Editor
Robin Standefer
Production Designer
Stephen Alesch
Art Director
Nellie Nugiel
Co-producer
Ivan Reitman
Executive Producer
John Dunn
Costume Designer
J. Miller Tobin
First Assistant Director
Peter Fernberger
Camera Operator
Lynn Kressel
Casting
Robin Standefer
Production Sound
Joseph Grossberg
Special Effects Supervisor
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