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Arlington Road (1999)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, 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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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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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:

$21,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£527,427 (UK) (19 March 1999)

Gross:

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

The car crash during the climactic chase scene was unplanned; the plan was for the car to duck behind the oncoming bus and complete the left turn. When the collision occurred, the car trunk sprung open, revealing the bright blue sandbags that had been placed there to allow certain stunts. The quick cuts following the collision are necessary to avoid showing the sandbags. Subsequent shots including the car had already been filmed, and show a markedly less-damaged car. See more »

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When Michael is sleeping and is woken up by FBI Agent Whit Carver's phone call, you see the boom mic dip in, with white tape around its tip, then swing back out as he reaches for the phone. See more »

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Michael Faraday: You can't ask government to be infallible, but you can ask it to be accountable.
Oliver Lang: I can ask it to be honest.
Michael Faraday: You know, when Leah died, all I wanted was someone to tell me, "We made a mistake." You know? "We made a mistake. Your wife suffered for it, and we'd take it back a hundred times if we could." But they don't say that. She would've.
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References The Parallax View (1974) See more »

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Get Down Tonight
Written by Harey Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
Published by Windswept Pacific Songs
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Co.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The biggest bomb in this film IS the film
15 July 1999 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

This film has absolutely no impact to it. The characters have no depth to them, the "hero" evidently has little common sense, the "villains" are flat and undeveloped, the plot is canned melodrama, and the best thing about the movie is its ridiculous ending. Sadly, there is nothing unique about this film; it feels like a quick ABC movie rushed out after the Oklahoma bombing or Ruby Ridge--except the filmmaker had several years to develop it. "Arlington Road" is the film equivalent of a paperback book in the checkout aisle. If a viewer wants impact, watch "Waco: The Rules of Engagement."


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