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Civic Duty is a 2006 thriller film directed by Jeff Renfroe and starring Peter Krause, Khaled Abol Naga, Kari Matchett, and Richard Schiff.[1]

Civic Duty
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jeff Renfroe
Produced by Andrew Lanter
Written by Andrew Joiner
Starring Peter Krause
Khaled Abol Naga
Richard Schiff
Kari Matchett
Ian Tracey
Music by Terry Huud
Eli Krantzberg
Cinematography Dylan Macleod
Edited by Erik Hammarberg
Jeff Renfroe
Distributed by Freestyle Releasing
Release date
  • April 26, 2006 (2006-04-26) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • May 4, 2007 (2007-05-04)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Canada
United Kingdom
United States
Language English



The film is about an American accountant bombarded with cable news and the media's obsession with terrorist plots in the post 9/11 world, who receives a jolt when an unattached Islamic graduate student moves in next door.


Critical receptionEdit

Richard Nilsen, film critic for The Arizona Republic, liked the film at times, but gave the film a mixed review. He wrote, "It does build up considerable suspense and tension; Renfroe has learned well from Hitchcock. And the final confrontation builds to a harrowing pitch. But that can't rescue the film from a silly, melodramatic finish."[2]

Gabe Hassan (played by actor Khaled Abol Naga, who is a star in his native Egypt,[3] perhaps the most handsome would-be modern day terrorist ever[4]) gives an inspired performance as the terrorist / grad student who challenges the lunatic (Peter Krause) that has him captive and effectively glides over a range of emotions[5]


  1. ^ Civic Duty on IMDb
  2. ^ Nilsen, Richard. "The Arizona Republic, film review, May 4, 2007. Last accessed: June 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "Peter Krause Returns In 'Civic Duty'". Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  4. ^ Collura, Scott (2007-05-04). "Civic Duty". IGN. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  5. ^ United, Film Critics. "Civic Duty". Retrieved 2017-01-22. 

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