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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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Hannah Lang
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Daphne Lang
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Storyline

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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Box Office

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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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 »

Goofs

The size and style of homes doesn't match those found in the Washington D.C. metro area. It's clear that many of them have western or "Spanish" stylings to them which, while not very popular in the older neighborhoods of the cities and towns surrounding DC where the film is set, are very popular in Houston where the feature was filmed. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Oliver Lang: Where do we go from here?
Cheryl Lang: Someplace nice.
Oliver Lang: I hope so.
Cheryl Lang: Someplace safe.
Oliver Lang: Definitely.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Allen's Goodies
Written by Teddy Lasry (uncredited)
Courtesy of Killer Tracks
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A great movie,with a very original ending.
15 April 2002 | by (Fredrikstad,Norway) – See all my reviews

Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins stars in this very original thriller. I thought Tim Robbins did an excellent job as the bad guy and Jeff Bridges is as always good.This movie is one of the better thrillers I have seen, it has some very creepy scenes and the ending is one of a kind.I have read that many people was unsatisfied with the ending,but I must say that I really liked it.It shows that it does not always go the way we want and that life is not always fair. I will not spoil anything so I am just going to say that this is a movie you have to see and I promise that it will be one of the better movies you have seen in a while.


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