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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It seemed like the perfect house. He seemed like the perfect tenant. Until they asked him to leave.
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Did You Know?
Second of two movies released in consecutive years where actor Michael Keaton
played a psychologically disturbed character. The first film was 1989's The Dream Team
(1989) where Keaton played an escaped patient from a psychiatric institution. See more
The policeman quotes an entirely non-factual law to Drake about a tenant having rights just because a tenant physically enters a building, even at the time the movie was made. No tenant has any legal right to remain on the premises of a single-family or multiple-family dwelling in any state without payment, and furthermore, because of Carter Hayes destructive acts (e.g., releasing the cockroaches and physical damage to the unit), Drake had more than enough good cause to have Carter forcibly evicted, either by the City of San Francisco police or the San Francisco County sheriff. See more
Do you mind if I ask you why you're selling? I mean, you've done so much to this place. You've obviously put your heart in it.
No, not really. It was just an investment.
Melanie Griffith's character Patty Palmer is credited as Patty Parker in the credits. See more
VIVALDI: SUMMER - THE FOUR SEASONS
Music by Antonio Vivaldi
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. See more