First Degree (1998)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy, Ensemble Film, Erotic Drama  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Los Angeles suburbanites Quinn (James Wilder) and Laura (Kimberly Kates) host a backyard barbecue of co-workers, including a doctor (C. Thomas Howell), his wife (Erika Eleniak), rough-edged Barry (Jack Scalia), and winsome Jude (Karen Black), who was recently widowed when her executive husband was killed in a botched kidnapping. A confrontation with an irate neighbor (James Russo) turns ugly, and it seems there is more to the guest list than first thought. And then it gets uglier once the accusations fly -- much uglier.

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backyard, barbecue, doctor, neighbor, sex, suburbs, kidnapping