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The Man in the Attic (1995)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  1995 (USA)
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Based on a true story. An older woman hides her younger lover in the attic of her house for years without her husband suspecting.

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Krista Heldmann
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Joseph Heldmann
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Edward Broder
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Gary
Deborah Drakeford ...
Amy
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Reporter
Martha Cronyn ...
Mary
Toby Proctor ...
Karl
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Leslie
Judith Orban ...
Mrs. Meyer
Bruce Vavrina ...
Detective
Richard Liss ...
Waiter
James Mainprize ...
Mayor
Pixie Bigelow ...
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Tedde Moore ...
Another wife
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Based on a true story. An older woman hides her younger lover in the attic of her house for years without her husband suspecting.

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Rated R for sexuality and a murder scene | See all certifications »
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The house which Krista and Joseph Heldmann live in at the beginning of the movie is the same house which was used in Sally and Saint Anne (1952). See more »

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MY HEART OF HEARTS
Sung by Vivienne Williams
Arranged by Pete Coulman (as Peter Coulman)
Composed by Louis Natale (as Lou Natale)
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Is this supposed to be exciting?
20 May 2002 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

"The Man In The Attic" is a movie set in the 1910s. It is inspired by a true story. Unfortunately, it's a story that really didn't need to be told.

Looking at the box, the people responsible for packaging the movie tried their best to make this film appear steamy and erotic. They use terms such as "illicit passion", "forbidden affair", and "unlimited pleasures". They even show a picture of Neil Patrick Harris (little Doogie Howser, M.D.) holding a gun!

The story involves Krista, played by Anne Archer. She is unhappily married to a gentleman who owns his own business. Edward (Harris) is an employee of her husband's company. Krista and Edward end up falling in love with each other.

The supposedly "shocking" part of the movie is this: Krista's husband finds out about the affair and forbids them from ever seeing each other again. So what do they decide to do? Krista ends up having Edward live up in their attic. Wow! Krista ends up seeing someone else and Edward gets extremely jealous. So on and so on and so on.

"The Man In The Attic" doesn't cover any new territory. It's a Showtime original picture, which explains why the stars are a couple of B-list actors and both appear briefly in the buff.


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