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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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Toshio Watanabe
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Mira Watanabe
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Stephanie MacDonald
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Lou Baker
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Storyline

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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It seemed like the perfect house. He seemed like the perfect tenant. Until they asked him to leave. See more »

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28 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fremde Schatten  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$29,381,956 (USA)
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Trivia

Tippi Hedren has a brief cameo in the film, without dialogue, as a wealthy older woman having a romance with con man Michael Keaton. Previously, in Batman (1989) Keaton played the love interest of Kim Basinger, who in Never Say Never Again (1983) played the love interest of Sean Connery, who in Marnie (1964) played the love interest of Hedren. See more »

Goofs

Carter's briefcase when Patty is sneaking through his room. See more »

Quotes

Drake Goodman: [Referring to the house] Whatta yuh think?
Dennis Reed: 750 grand, hunh? It's not a song - it's an opera.
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Crazy Credits

Melanie Griffith's character Patty Palmer is credited as Patty Parker in the credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rent-A-Kube (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

HANDS ALL OVER
Written by Kim Thayil (as Ken Thayil) and Chris Cornell (as Christopher Cornell)
Performed by Soundgarden
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright 1989 Loud Love Music (ASCAP)
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I got what I expected...
30 July 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

"Pacific Heights" is based on a true story, about a couple who rent out an apartment to a crazy scam man, played by Michael Keaton in the film, who reak havoc. Needless to say, this is a very basic and very predictable "thriller," if that is what you want to call it, but it's more of a character study, and despite its predictability it IS very watchable.

3/5 stars -

John Ulmer


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