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A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor.






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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Emelin
Greg Harrison
Mr. Collins
The Lock Smith
Lorna Millican ...
Mrs. Bryant
George Pottle ...
Mr. Bryant
Ardon Bess ...
Hardware Owner
Mark A. Owen ...
TV Delivery Man (as Mark Owen)
Korean Owner
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A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf her apartment. But with the array of weirdos around her, who might it be? Everyone warns her to stay away from her upstairs neighbor, but he is the only one who shows any kindness. Supposedly the neighbor below her is an 80 year old woman, but she hammers the floor so hard when the young woman moves furniture that she breaks tiles. Another neighbor seems kind enough to begin with, but later seems more interfering and threatening. Also her weatherman boyfriend can't be ruled out. Contrary to his desire for her to move in with him, she moved into their apartment. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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People are dying to live in this building.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror/violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 August 2000 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El cuarto piso  »

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1.37 : 1
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As Jane stomps on the floor of her apartment trying to make the hanging plaque fall on Collins, glass is present and her foot is bleeding. After the plaque falls, Jane tries to retrieve the knife Collins dropped. The soles of her feet are visible and there is no blood. See more »


Greg Harrison: [on television] Good morning! Rise and shine and get out of bed, New York City, wipe that sleep out of your eyes! Come on everybody, don't be a plain Jane.
Greg Harrison: [blows a whistle] And...
Greg Harrison: [sings and dances] Rise and shine, now give out your glory glory/ Rise and shine, now give out your glory glory/Rise and shine and... give out your glory glory!
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »


Belle In Love
Written by Brian Tyler
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Good neighbors are hard to find

The basic idea behind the film is a good one. The suspense builds for the first part of the film nicely, but in the second half too many points are unrealistic or too unbelievable. Far too many references to Hitchcock's Rear Window show us what could be instead of what is. If you really want that type of suspense watch that one. I found myself saying out loud that no one is that dumb, no one would do something like that. But the lead character was. I'd say more but some of you may actually watch it. I wanted to like what was happening, but I can't get around all the problems with the script. Once more we're shown that without a good story the project is doomed to fail.

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