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The 4th Floor (1999)

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

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Jane Emelin
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Greg Harrison
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Mr. Collins
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The Lock Smith
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Jerry
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Cheryl
Lorna Millican ...
Mrs. Bryant
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Mark A. Owen ...
TV Delivery Man (as Mark Owen)
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Policeman #1
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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.


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

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When Jane goes pounding on the door on the 4th floor, we see her through the peephole. The first two shots show her standing in an empty hallway, then when she's done pounding and starts to turn away, there are suddenly several bags of garbage around her. See more »

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Jane Emelin: I wanted to talk to you about Alice, Martha.
Martha Stewart: Alice?
Jane Emelin: I was down at the Korean grocery and he told me that she all of a sudden just stopped ordering groceries from the...
Martha Stewart: Wait a minute, wait a minute, why are you asking the Koreans about Alice?
Jane Emelin: I didn't ask him, he just told me that.
Martha Stewart: What is it with you? First the police, then the Koreans. Don't you have any respect for people's privacy? Who do you think you are, a spy?
Jane Emelin: No, I'm not a spy.
Martha Stewart: And what about what I told you about Mr Collins? I asked ...
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The 4th Floor
2 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A young woman inherits an apartment on "The 4th Floor", and discovers some deadly secrets. Jane Emelin's grandmother passed away after a bizarre accident in the building, so she gets the apartment on the fourth floor. Immediately she meets her crazed and wacky neighbours, some of whom seem very off. She also has a slew of people doing weird things across the street from her, she has a perfect view from her place into theirs. It has a "Rear Window" feel to it, very well done. Pretty soon after, her neighbour below begins banging on the ceiling scaring Jane late at night and even during the day telling her to keep quiet. The person below soon fills Jane's apartment with rats, frightening her! But this person's issues go much deeper than wanting Jane to keep the noise level down... and the person goes further than simply putting a few rats inside of the apartment.

I liked 'The 4th Floor', it was a pretty well done suspense film. Jane is basically being harassed by her neighbour below in an attempt to get her to move out. We get some suspects; her boyfriend who wants her to move in with him, a creepy female neighbour, a locksmith who lives across the street and a nice but odd male neighbour who takes a liking to Jane. According to everyone in the building, the neighbour below is an old lady who NEVER comes out. We of course find out differently, and also discover what really happened to Jane's grandmother. Lots of mystery.

Acting was well done by all in this one, with Juliette Lewis in the lead heroine role. "The 4th Floor" doesn't have all the blood and special effects that others have, but it doesn't need it. It's story and very creepy conclusion/twist that make this a must see!

6/10


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