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Pacific Heights (1990)

R  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  28 September 1990 (USA)
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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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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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Where terror lives. See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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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

Top-billing the cast in this Hitchcockian style suspense movie thriller was actress Melanie Griffith whose mother Tippi Hedren starred in both Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie (1964) and The Birds (1963) and appears also in this film with her daughter but the two don't share any scenes together. See more »

Goofs

When Patty is looking for the cat in the basement, the pigeon flies out of the window and the long haired cat appears. In the close up shot of the cat shrieking, it is a short haired cat. In the shot of the cat exiting through the window, it has changed back to a long haired cat. See more »

Quotes

Carter Hayes: [to Drake] You're a brave and stupid man.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Oh, Woe Is Me (1993) 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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Melanie Griffith looked better before she messed up her lips.
26 December 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

If Fred and Ethel Mertz had ever seen "Pacific Heights", they might have thought twice about giving Lucy and Ricky an apartment - and I don't mean that in a funny way. When San Francisco renters Patty Palmer (Melanie Griffith) and Drake Goodman (Matthew Modine) fix up an apartment, they sell it to newcomer Carter Hayes (Michael Keaton). But something's not quite right about this guy. And when they ask him to leave, things get really ugly.

"Pacific Heights" is one of those movies that show the dangerous side of a certain lifestyle, in this case being a renter. You probably won't want to be a renter after watching this movie. Michael Keaton makes one perplexing character - but he's not perplexing for long. Griffith and Modine really give one the impression of sinking into desperation. You won't want to miss this one - it just might save your life.

Oh, and by the way, Griffith's mom Tippi Hedren also appears in this movie.


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