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The Man in the Attic (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  1995 (USA)
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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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Martha Cronyn ...
Mary
Toby Proctor ...
Karl
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Leslie
Judith Orban ...
Mrs. Meyer
Bruce Vavrina ...
Detective
Richard Liss ...
Waiter
James Mainprize ...
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Pixie Bigelow ...
Mayor's wife
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Rated R for sexuality and a murder scene | See all certifications »
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Der Killer aus dem Schatten  »

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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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An enthralling film, a powerful story
7 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film, well-made and well-acted that makes an extraordinary story believable. The characters are multi-layered and performances suitably reflect that. Anne Archer sensitively depicts a woman devastated by the loss of her son, sexually dominant, often deceitful, but possessing a heart and conscience. Neil Patrick Harris appears by turns uncertain, shy, horny, demanding and submissive in the role of Edward Broder, a man who chose to live under a kind of voluntary house arrest to be with the woman he loved. Len Cariou is credible when he plays a husband who is harsh and cruel and equally so when he is endearingly "lovesick."

I was so intrigued by the knowledge that this tale of a man who lived in a couple's attic for years without the husband knowing he was there was based on a true story that I simply had to research it further. It turned out to be inspired by the story of Otto Sanhuber who lived in the attic of Fred and Dolly Oesstreich, about whom I have a story at Court TV's Crime Library. This movie is so good that it rewards re-watching when the viewer can appreciate its multiple layers of interaction and meaning.


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