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The Architect (2006)

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An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Waters
Julia Waters
Christina Waters
Martin Waters
Cammie Neely
Big Tim
Missy Neely
Josh Freeman
Arthur Freeman
Linda Freeman


Architect Leo Waters' marriage is in trouble, his wife Julia unhappy. Their son Martin drops out of college; he's home, adrift and out of sorts with Leo. Daughter Christina has entered her mid-teens with a new body and new feelings. Enter Tonya Neely, a community organizer who lives in high-rise public housing Leo designed years' before. The residents want the projects razed; she comes to Leo asking him to sign her petition. He's put off; Julia supports Tonya. Martin goes to see for himself and begins a friendship with homo-erotic potential. In the meantime, Christina puts herself at risk seeking affirmation. High pitched emotions and high-rise apartments: what will collapse first? Written by <>

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Sometimes You Need to Tear Down to Build Up



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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »




Release Date:

April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All Fall Down  »

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Opening Weekend:

$2,032 (USA) (1 December 2006)


$12,644 (USA) (15 December 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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According to Hayden Panettiere, Christina Waters' first appearance in the movie was her favorite scene to film because - unlike Christina - she *always* feels confident and comfortable in a bathing suit. See more »


Martin is wearing a Richard Nixon t-shirt during his first trip to the low income housing development. Upon his return to the projects to meet Shawn, Martin is seen entering the building's doorway wearing the same Nixon t-shirt; but when the two boys are shown on the roof of the building, Martin's t-shirt has changed to one of a solid color although he has not changed clothes. See more »


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9 June 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

too much. too strange. a lot of questions, each important, each profound, cruel and delicate in a huge ball. a cast in a kind of movie-play in which only form of survive is science to use a mask. marriage crisis, coming up of a young man among shadows, a wife like a Bergman character if she is not a zombie, a daughter in search of something , an activist like Don Quijote without money for psychoanalyst, a father face to face with his past errors. the sin of movie - use of very good actors in a chaotic experiment.or ambition to say all without basic rules. it may be modern art. if it is a picture. but it is only a poor movie. beautiful as intention. not very seductive as final work.

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