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Pacific Heights (1990)

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A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.

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A yuppie couple buy a large house in an exclusive San Fransisco neighborhood. They renovate it and plan to rent two apartments on the first floor to cover the costs. A prosperous looking man moves in but is not the ideal tenant. He never pays any rent, drives the other tenants away and systematically ruins the lives of his landlords. Written by Jim Sadur <jsadur@keyflux.com>

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tenant | landlord | rent | yuppie | apartment | See more »

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Where terror lives. See more »

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28 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fremde Schatten  »

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$29,381,956 (USA)
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Trivia

One of two 1990 movies starring actress Melanie Griffith first released in that year. The other film was The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). See more »

Goofs

When the Watanabe's are explaining to Patty why they are breaking the lease, movers are taking furniture out of the front door of the house. However, a previous shot of the front of the house showed no moving truck, or any car, out in front. See more »

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Carter Hayes: [to Drake] You're a brave and stupid man.
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Melanie Griffith's character Patty Palmer is credited as Patty Parker in the credits. See more »


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VIVALDI: SUMMER - THE FOUR SEASONS
Music by Antonio Vivaldi (uncredited)
Performed by Pinchas Zukerman (as Pinchas Zuckerman) and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (as The Israeli Philharmonic)
Courtesy of Deutsche Gramaphon, a division of PolyGram Classics, Inc.
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Good film with par acting
15 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few films there are about being a property landlord(the other is 2003's "Duplex"). A young and naive couple(Modine and Griffith) are convinced to move into a building that they cannot afford and decide to rent out some rooms to help pay the mortgage. Predictibly, their perfect plan is destroyed by a seemingly respectable tenant(played well in a rare villain role by Michael Keaton) who ends up driving away other tenants and putting a strain on the couple's relationship with his increasingly erratic behavior.

The film is suspenseful right up until the last minute, but there were some problems. First, Modine's anger at the situation and Keaton seemed to escalate way too quickly. He simply flew off the handle at which could have been honest, simple mistakes on Keaton's part such as day or so late with the first rent payment. It may have been more effective if the tension built more slowly.

Overall, a pretty good film with good suspense and fairly good acting.


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