Despite a smashing opening sequence (the faked accidental death of two defectors), THE COLONY is less a nail-biting thriller than a cogent Big-Brother-is-Watching melodrama. Pitched in a twilight world reminiscent of 1975's THE STEPFORD WIVES, this anti-corporate, rabble-rousing social
critique makes a frightfully compelling case against suburban migration.
Rattled by the urban crime scene and mesmerized by visionary exec Phillip Denning (Hal Linden), for whom his company is developing a foolproof alarm system, Rick Knowlton (John Ritter) jumps at the chance to move his wife Leslie (Mary Page Keller), computer-wiz teenager Dannielle (Alexandra
Picatto), and art...