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Arlington Road (1999)

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

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FBI Agent Whit Carver
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Brady Lang
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Grant Faraday
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Dr. Archer Scobee
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Nurse
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Orderly
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Troopmaster
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Delivery Man
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Phone Technician
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Hannah Lang
Mary Ashleigh Green ...
Daphne Lang
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In suburban Reston, Virginia, George Washington University American History professor Michael Faraday is still mourning the death of his wife, FBI agent Leah Faraday, after three years. His inside knowledge of the agency colors what he teaches in his classes. Although on good terms with Leah's ex-partner, Whit Carver, and the agency in general, Michael wants the agency at least to acknowledge their responsibility in her death in the line of duty. Michael is moving on with his personal life, he being in a serious relationship with his former teaching assistant Brooke Wolfe. Although he likes Brooke, Michael and Leah's nine year old son, Grant Faraday, may not yet be quite ready for Brooke to be a permanent part of their lives. It is only in helping adolescent Brady Lang who he sees in medical distress that Michael meets his new neighbors, Oliver and Cheryl Lang, Brady's parents. In the process, Michael and Brooke becomes friends with the Langs, as Grant and Brady become friends. ... Written by Huggo

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Your Paranoia Is Real. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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9 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Arlington Rd.  »

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Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£527,427 (UK) (19 March 1999)

Gross:

$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 »

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 »

Quotes

Michael Faraday: They asked you what you stand for. You tell them, you stand for blowing up families. For orphan sons. Your father really killed himself you son of a bitch? Or is that just where you got your start?
[steps on Lang's neck]
Michael Faraday: Call it off.
Oliver Lang: It's for you, Michael. We're doing this for you. It's for all of us.
Michael Faraday: It's not for me, call it off!
Oliver Lang: Are you happy in your godless suburban life?
Michael Faraday: Call off the bomb! Call off the fuckin' bomb!
[Lang smashes the walkie talkie]
Michael Faraday: No!
Oliver Lang: They sent your wife to her death, ...
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Referenced in NCIS: Dead Air (2010) See more »

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Neon Reprise
Written by Simon Shackleton & Howard Saunders
Performed by Lunatic Calm
Published by MCA Music Ltd. And Junkbond Ltd.
All rights for the Western Hemisphere and Southeast Asia
Controlled and administered by MCA Music Publishing, a Division of Universal Studios, Inc. (ASCAP)
Lunatic Calm courtesy of MCA Records UK
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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The "how to" on making a good thriller.
27 March 2004 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

"Arlington Road" is the perfect example for how thrillers should be made.

A good story, a good atmosphere, good actors and voila! you have got a good thriller. "Arlington Road" has got it all and it's a near perfect movie that is a must see for the thriller fans.

The intense beginning sets the mood for the rest of the movie. It's atmospheric and tense right till the good ending. I'll admit that there are some slow moments and some distracting plot lines but it doesn't take away the tension or ruins the atmosphere in any kind of way.

The movie is very well casted with Jeff Bridges as the more and more paranoid getting Michael Faraday and Tim Robbins as his neighbour that he begins to suspects of being a terrorist. Both main actors pull of really well and help to created the good thriller atmosphere that this movie has.

Good thriller with a great atmosphere, story, actors and ending that will stay with you forever.

9/10

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