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Arlington Road (1999)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  9 July 1999 (USA)
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A college professor begins to suspect that his neighbour is a terrorist.

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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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Mystery | Thriller

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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 »

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The blood on Oliver's face changes during and after his fight with Michael. See more »

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Oliver Lang: Never wiser than when we're children. They say it and it's true. We'll never see things that clear again.
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Effective Low-Key Thriller
28 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe because I expected some heavy-handed Liberal bias in here with Tim Robbins, I was pleasantly surprised. Oh, it was there but on the mild side.

What I found, basically, was an interesting thriller with good suspense and good clever twists at the end. It was nicely filmed, too, and I liked the lower-key atmosphere in here.

Another pleasant surprise was Joan Cusack, who was very effective as Robbins' creepy wife. If you're paranoid, you should like this story. I owned the DVD and traded it, but would like to see it again. It's worth several looks if you wait long enough to forget some of those twists.


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