Arlington Road (1999)

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A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
FBI Agent Whit Carver
Brady Lang
Grant Faraday
Dr. Archer Scobee
Delivery Man
Sid Hillman ...
Phone Technician
Hannah Lang
Mary Ashleigh Green ...
Daphne Lang


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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arlington Rd.  »

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Box Office


$21,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£527,427 (UK) (19 March 1999)


$24,362,501 (USA) (24 September 1999)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


The amount of C4 in the car trunk is not even close to enough to destroy the building. Also, more than one explosion is shown, including one a few stories up, impossible from a single car bomb in an underground parking area. See more »


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Dare you to sleep through this one
2 June 2000 | by (Bracebridge Ont) – See all my reviews

This is a nifty suspense story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was craving some ice cream as we watched it but couldn't tear myself away until it was over. (And I love ice cream!) And the ending is, well, intriguing. It got a little silly in spots but overall it's a dandy nail biter with solid acting, great direction, creative camera work and a taut script. I gave it an 8.

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