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The 4th Floor (1999)

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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Lorna Millican ...
Mrs. Bryant
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Mr. Bryant
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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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10 August 2000 (Germany)  »

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When Jane is having her dream and she takes out her key the dead bolt is out and then she shuts the door. She wouldn't be able to with the dead bolt out. See more »

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Albert Collins: Silence is the most beautiful noise in the world.
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Mantra Down
Written by Suzi Gardner and Donita Sparks
Performed by L7
Published by Drop Trou Tunes
(Administered by Zomba Songs, Inc.) (BMI)
Courtesy of Bongload Custom Records, Inc./Wax Tadpole Records, Inc.
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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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