5.7/10
3,997
47 user 26 critic

The 4th Floor (1999)

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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

What happens when you get a "gift from god" (a financial windfall), but, many years later, find out it was just a loan -- due immediately....

Directors: Gabrielle Burton, Maria Burton
Stars: Shirley Jones, Cloris Leachman, Louise Fletcher
Room to Rent (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ali is a young Egyptian screenwriter determined to succeed in London, where he has been a student. He loves the artistic and political freedom, the colours, the music, the individualism. ... See full summary »

Director: Khaled El Hagar
Stars: Flaminia Cinque, Saïd Taghmaoui, Karim Belkhadra
Dreams in the Attic (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Bob Willems
Stars: Shelley Duvall, Haylie Duff, Melvin Adams
Too Young to Die? (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt
Some Girl (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four unstable twenty-something women search for long-term relationships in 1990s Los Angeles.

Director: Rory Kelly
Stars: Marissa Ribisi, Juliette Lewis, Michael Rapaport
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
The Lock Smith
...
Jerry
...
Cheryl
Lorna Millican ...
Mrs. Bryant
George Pottle ...
Mr. Bryant
...
Ardon Bess ...
Hardware Owner
...
Ashley
...
TV Delivery Man (as Mark Owen)
...
Korean Owner
...
Policeman #1
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

People are dying to live in this building.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

10 August 2000 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El cuarto piso  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Albert Collins: Silence is the most beautiful noise in the world.
See more »

Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Belle In Love
Written by Brian Tyler
Tippecanoe Music Publishing (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unplausible
2 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

There are many problems with a movie like this one. First of all, you've seen it all before. A lone woman (or just lone person) moving into a flat in a building filled with psychos is a popular theme. Second of all, the story might work up until the end. Then it usually falls apart more or less completely, the way it does here.

Juliette Lewis and William Hurt are both decent actors and they do a decent job here. The supporting actors have bigger problems with Shelley Duvall and Austin Pendleton both coming off as completely unbelievable characters, playing neighbors in the strange house.

What i think worked well in this movie is first off the house itself. It's got a nice Gothic New York-feel to it, with seedy run-down interiors and huge staircases. Also like i said above Hurt and Lewis do their parts OK, although i feel Hurt almost always has something a bit unnatural about him. I don't know what it is, but his delivery is slow and contemplated, almost theater-like. It's not always fitting.

The negative aspects are mostly the supporting actors, which have a hard time with the script giving them characters that are just too much to believe. The one that stands out especially though is Sabrina Grdevich as Lewis work colleague. She seems to be in a porno-movie or something of the kind, flirting with the camera no matter what she's saying. Also the script has other problems, mostly with plausibility. That is not unexpected though as these kinds of movies usually need a villain capable of extremely intricate measures for a very small potential gain.

In the genre, this is not a disaster. I can't say i recommend it though. 5/10.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page