He played a bully who convinced all his neighbours that the new family who had moved in had to go. (the dad had spent time in prison)
He was a very convincing mean, nasty man.
When he slapped his ‘daughter’ across her face the entire theater gasped.
His voice ( and anger) projected to the back of the theater.
Everyone involved did an amazing job.
He really did think you were going to move your head as he slapped you. . . (yikes!)