No Good Deed

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished as she finds herself fighting for survival when he invades her home and terrorizes her family.

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Film Cast:

  • Colin Evans: Idris Elba
  • Terri: Taraji P. Henson
  • Meg: Leslie Bibb
  • Alexis: Kate del Castillo
  • Jeffrey: Henry Simmons
  • Sally: Tatom Pender
  • Officer Jacobs: Kelly O’Neal
  • Cop: Dan Caudill
  • Ryan: Mirage Moonschein
  • Javier: Kenny Alfonso
  • EMT: Mark Rhino Smith
  • Landlord: Bobbie Elzey
  • McKinley: Leon Lamar
  • Chairman: Frank Brennan
  • Dr. Ross: Wilbur Fitzgerald
  • Reid: Dolan Wilson
  • Nanny: Brianna Slate
  • Reporter: Stacey Turner
  • Steve: Bryce Durfee

Film Crew:

  • Music: Paul Haslinger
  • Sound Effects Editor: Benjamin L. Cook
  • Executive Producer: Idris Elba
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Kami Asgar
  • Producer: Will Packer
  • Executive Producer: Rob Hardy
  • Costume Design: Keith G. Lewis
  • Additional Music: Justin Caine Burnett
  • Executive Producer: Taraji P. Henson
  • Director of Photography: Michael Barrett
  • Editor: Jim Page
  • Unit Production Manager: Glenn S. Gainor
  • Editor: Randy Bricker
  • Location Manager: Brian M. O’Neill
  • Stunt Coordinator: Larnell Stovall
  • Producer: Lee Clay
  • Aerial Director of Photography: Dylan Goss
  • Production Design: Chris Cornwell
  • Director: Sam Miller
  • Casting: George Pierre
  • Writer: Aimee Lagos
  • Set Decoration: Melinda Sanders
  • Hairstylist: Bret Mayo
  • Scoring Mixer: Greg Hayes
  • Executive Producer: Lindsay Williams
  • Executive Producer: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
  • Makeup Artist: J.K. Hunter
  • Transportation Captain: Terry Collis
  • Property Master: Dwight Benjamin-Creel
  • Boom Operator: Drew Ponder
  • Costume Supervisor: K. Drew Fuller
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Tim Tuchrello
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Will Riley
  • Sound Effects Editor: Sebastian Sheehan Visconti
  • First Assistant Director: Mark Anthony Little
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Kevin O’Connell
  • Camera Operator: Maurice K. McGuire
  • Visual Effects Producer: Raoul Bolognini
  • Sound Effects Editor: Mark Larry
  • ADR Editor: Erin Oakley
  • Construction Coordinator: Christopher Scheetz
  • Music Editor: Brian Richards
  • Camera Operator: Gary Jay
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Nicholas Lund-Ulrich
  • Special Effects Supervisor: Robert Vazquez
  • Makeup Department Head: Denise Tunnell
  • Art Department Coordinator: Dustin Berry
  • Art Direction: Michael H. Ward
  • Camera Operator: Ray Milazzo
  • Production Sound Mixer: Mary H. Ellis
  • Key Costumer: Margaret Robbs
  • Hair Department Head: Cynthia L. Chapman
  • Still Photographer: Quantrell D. Colbert
  • Script Supervisor: Megan Graham
  • Dolly Grip: Troy N. Wade
  • Production Accountant: Chris Romberg
  • Rigging Grip: Joe Duarte
  • Key Costumer: Dustin Angus
  • Second Assistant Director: Jason Roberts
  • Production Supervisor: Dianne Ashford
  • Set Costumer: Mauricia Grant
  • Key Makeup Artist: Janice Tunnell
  • Hairstylist: Dante Blandshaw
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Russell Caldwell
  • Key Grip: Anthony T. Marra II
  • Production Coordinator: Sue Smith
  • Unit Publicist: Arian Simone Reed
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Bobbie Collis
  • Assistant Editor: Bart Rachmil
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Scott Ferrara
  • Construction Foreman: Gregory S. Mills
  • First Assistant Camera: David A. Seekins

Movie Reviews:

  • John Chard: Generic Guff.

    No Good Deed is actually not a bad film as such, it sticks rigidly to a formula and has all the requisite requirements – however ridiculous – for a home invasion thriller, and does it competently. The problem is that it has absolutely nothing new to appeal to anyone who has been watching movies through the 80s and 90s.

    The 1990s was particularly a thriving hot-bed for such thriller fare, where some unhinged nut-case – male or female – would impose themselves upon some amiable good person’s life, and then unleash mentally distorted hell upon them. Sam Miller’s film is just a lazy retread of what has gone long before. Only he and his backers think that shifting the focus to black characters somehow makes it more vibrant. It doesn’t.

    Idris Alba is a fine actor (in great physical shape as usual), and Taraji P. Henson is a more than effective actress, but the turgid screenplay on offer here does them no favours, where even an intended “big reveal” is hamstrung by the familiarity of it all. If one is fortunate to be of a youthful enough age and lucky enough to be viewing this thriller format for the first time? Then this works, it absolutely does. The more mature film lovers, however, will be jaded to the point of sleep status. And no, that’s not meant to be patronising. 4/10

  • r96sk: I thoroughly enjoyed ‘No Good Deed’.

    Sure it isn’t anything incredible and is rather simple, but it delivers on action and brings tension. It also features very good performances Idris Elba (Colin) – somewhat iffy accent aside – and Taraji P. Henson (Terri) – two actors I enjoy. The plot is simple but it’s executed well, it doesn’t even have the chance to drag either due to the short 83 minute run time.

    Not much more to note. A suitably entertaining flick from 2014 by Sam Miller, who also directed Elba in the outstanding television series ‘Luther’.

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