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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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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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Hannah Lang
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Daphne Lang
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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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Fear Thy Neighbor See more »

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Mystery | 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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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 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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After the bombing at the end of the film, a red ford Taurus is seen driving down a thruway, the same car with visual resemblance to the one driven by Michael Faraday before the bombing. 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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References The China Syndrome (1979) See more »

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Written by Teddy Lasry (uncredited)
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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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