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Arlington Road (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  9 July 1999 (USA)
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A college professor begins to suspect that his neighbour is a terrorist.

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FBI Agent Whit Carver
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Dr. Archer Scobee
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Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed in an operation against suspected terrorists, a college professor becomes increasingly obsessed with the culture and sub-society of these dangerous groups. The arrival of new neighbors, gives him new spirit, as they are gregarious and friendly, with a ten-year-old boy that his son can be friends with. He is even beginning to see another woman. However, he begins to suspect something is odd about the neighbors, something about the way they don't want him to see certain parts of the house, or a set of blueprints they have there. Are his neighbors terrorists... or is the stress of losing his wife merely driving him past the point of paranoia? Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Arlington Rd.  »

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Budget:

$21,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,515,145 (USA) (9 July 1999)

Gross:

$24,362,501 (USA) (24 September 1999)
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The script for "Arlington Road", written by Ehren Kruger, was discovered when it won the Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting competition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This film is only the sixth winner of the competition to actually be produced. See more »

Goofs

The phone technician played by Sid Hillman, in the scene where he cuts Michael's phone lines looks surprisingly like his girlfriend Brooke (Hope Davis) with her head shaved. This would make for some confusion in the fact that Brooke would have had no reason to call Michael's house from a pay phone, leave a concerning message about their neighbor's, stage her own death, and then cut Michael's phone lines. See more »

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Oliver Lang: [Talking about Grant] If you want to be his father, you will walk to your house, sleep in your bed, teach your classes, and live your life!
Michael Faraday: What are you doing? How many people are you going to kill?
Oliver Lang: Well, if I see any strange cars on my street, if you feel compelled to talk to someone, a federal agent perhaps, I imagine we're just going to kill one.
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Allen's Goodies
Written by Teddy Lasry (uncredited)
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20 December 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Tim Robbins makes Satan look like a boyscout. This is one scary movie. Yes I saw it at the theatre when it came out, and it blew me away. But then I bought it and watched it at home in October, a month after 911. This is one scary movie. A delux plot, great acting, and a powerful ending. Thank you for this one!


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