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The Lodger -- Two LA detectives hunt a Jack The Ripper copycat. Adding to the frustration, one of the detectives previously collared a criminal who was executed for the crime.
The Lodger -- A couple rents out a room to a mysterious young man, who may or may not be guilty of a series of grisly neighborhood murders.


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Writers (WGA):
David Ondaatje (screenplay)
Marie Belloc Lowndes (book)
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Alfred Molina ... Chandler Manning

Hope Davis ... Ellen Bunting

Shane West ... Street Wilkenson

Donal Logue ... Bunting

Philip Baker Hall ... Captain Smith

Rachael Leigh Cook ... Amanda

Rebecca Pidgeon ... Dr. Jessica Westmin

Simon Baker ... Malcolm

François Chau ... Sam (as Francois Chau)

Mel Harris ... Margaret

Michael O'Hagan ... Bruce Lester

Roy Werner ... Dr. Stevens

Ernie Grunwald ... Gregor

Virginia Williams ... Rachel Madison
David Storrs ... Warehouse Attendant

Bert Rosario ... Juan Dantierro

Daphne Ashbrook ... Pretty Woman

Paul Keith ... Elderly Man

Michael Albala ... Forensic Expert
J.P. Foster Jr. ... Timmy (as JP Foster)

Gary Poux ... Bill

Juting Tsang ... Mary Ann Lee
Donnell Barrett ... Pimp
Gary Dubin ... Male TV Reporter
Nichole Lennstrom ... Female TV Reporter

Lancer Dean Shull ... Internal Affairs Officer

Stephen Steelman ... Matt
John Hammil ... Mayor Grimson

Kirk Fox ... LAPD Officer #3

Janet Rotblatt ... Elderly Nurse

Mocean Melvin ... Young Detective

David Sullivan ... LAPD Officer #1

Jamison Jones ... LAPD Officer #2

Jasmine Lobe ... Street's Wife
Glen Douglas ... Policeman

Michael Rubenstone ... Paramedic
Jennifer Webb ... Young Woman

Krista Ayne ... First Slender Woman

Tarajia Morrell ... Second Slender Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tia Barr ... Annie Chapman
Michael Agostini ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Gerry Carbajal ... L.A. County Sheriff Deputy (uncredited)
Jillian Difusco ... Sally Harrison (uncredited)

Paul Grace ... Detective #2 (uncredited)
Paul Joyner ... Detective Rogers (uncredited)
Joseph Stephens Jr. ... Paramedic (uncredited)

Directed by
David Ondaatje 
Writing credits
David Ondaatje (screenplay)

Marie Belloc Lowndes (book)

Produced by
Allison Keir .... assistant producer
Michael Mailer .... producer
David Ondaatje .... producer
Scott Putman .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Frizzell (music by)
Cinematography by
David A. Armstrong (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William Flicker 
Casting by
Dean E. Fronk 
Donald Paul Pemrick 
Production Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone 
Art Direction by
Christine Reins 
Costume Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone 
Makeup Department
Nikki Carbonetta .... key makeup artist (as Nikki Carbonetta-Aguirre)
Steve Costanza .... makeup department head
Kristina Frisch .... key makeup artist
Mary Howd .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Scott Putman .... unit production manager
Bill Wohlken .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anya Adams .... first assistant director
Dennis Burrell .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gary Dent .... set dresser
Stephen Foley .... set dresser
Jonathan Gesinski .... storyboard artist
Lisa Goldsmith .... buyer
Brandi Hugo .... art department coordinator
Kent H. Johnson .... property master
Nikolai Loveikis .... on-set dresser
Sound Department
Todd Beckett .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Bjelic .... sound designer
Jamie Gould .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Grice .... boom operator
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Kevin Howard .... sound effects editor
Tim Song Jones .... utility sound
Rudy Michael .... foley mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Geoff Raffan .... dialogue editor
James Robb .... assistant sound editor
Robert Sharman .... sound mixer
John Douglas Smith .... supervising sound editor
Mike Woroniuk .... sound re-recording mixer
Marilee Yorston .... foley artist
Rob Hutchins .... temp dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Giuliano Fiumani .... special effects coordinator
Philip Henderson .... special effects water truck driver
Rick Peterson .... special effects assistant
Ryan John Thuotte .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Stefan Bredereck .... main title design & animation: EdenFX
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Dan Curry .... title designer
Dan Curry .... visual effects supervisor
Gregory D. Liegey .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Geoffrey Mark .... visual effects artist (credits sequence)
Sean Mattini .... digital colorist assistant
David Van Dyke .... visual effects producer: CIS Hollywood
Oliver Keller .... stunt coordinator
Jim Vickers .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Hawke Clothier .... grip
Dessie Coale .... lighting technician
Halsey D. Corbin .... electrician (as Halsey D. 'Pigpen' Corbin)
Christopher Ferguson .... lighting technician
Bill Fernandez .... gaffer: second unit
Bill Fernandez .... lighting technician
Greg Flores .... key grip
Mike Gioulakis .... electrician
Jimmy Hammond .... assistant camera
Josh Harrison .... Steadicam operator
Josh Harrison .... camera operator: "a" camera
Keith Mentze .... best boy grip
Kathryn Moss .... assistant camera: second unit (as Kathryn Comkowycz)
Louis Normandin .... film loader
Miguel Pask .... second assistant camera
Tom Petrushevich .... grip
Enrique Rico .... grip
Armando Salas .... gaffer
Charles Schner .... director of photography: second unit
Gregg Thompson .... grip
Santiago Yniguez .... bodymount technician
Casting Department
Eddie Jaszek .... casting assistant
Karen Wood .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqueline Kahn .... costumer
Unchin Lee .... set costumer
Jill Machlis .... set costumer
Mustapha Mimis .... set costumer
Lizz Wolf .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Rick J. Brown .... co-colorist (as Rick Brown)
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Ron Rauch .... first assistant editor
Stephen H. Sloan .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Michael Dobbins .... music department (as Michael J Dobbins)
Peter Fuchs .... scoring mixer
Vladimir Martinka .... music librarian
Thomas Parisch .... orchestrator
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring engineer
Frederik Wiedmann .... technical score engineer
Laurent Ziliani .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Corey Askins .... transportation coordinator
Al Burton .... transportation captain
Brian D. Hall .... driver
Philip Henderson .... watertruck driver
Ted Joneson .... driver
Eli Lozano .... driver: honeywagon
Kim Magruder .... driver generator operator
Kelly Murphy .... driver
Marilyn Shannon .... driver: grip truck
Other crew
James M. Arnold .... lead payroll accountant
Mark Asaro .... production coordinator
Patrick Chisholm .... key assistant location manager
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Matthew Fortino .... set production assistant
Kurt Greufe .... production accountant
Jeff Hunt .... production assistant
Paul Joyner .... photo double: Simon Baker
Michael Barbanell Landres .... production legal services (as Michael B. Landres)
Jennifer Ray .... assistant production office coordinator
Reynaldo Rodriguez .... production assistant
Will Ruvalcaba .... location scout
Timothy Thompson .... set production assistant
David E. Van Houten .... publicist
Cyril Drabinsky .... special thanks
Scott Edel .... special thanks
John Hakala .... special thanks
Kevin Hyman .... special thanks
Joe Matza .... special thanks
Elizabeth Ondaatje .... special thanks

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Rated R for violent content, language and brief nudity
Argentina:96 min (DVD version) | USA:95 min

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Another goof is Simon baker walking to rental house in rain but mud puddle in front of him on sidewalk does not have rain drops falling on it.See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The badges shown are for San Fransisco PD, not LAPD. Near the end of movie police are announcing the solving of the case with the help of LAPD and LA Sheriff Detectives, so badges worn by two lead detectives are correct as they are from LA SHeriff Detective Dept and their badges are star-shaped.See more »
[first lines]
Street Wilkenson:Detective.
Chandler Manning:Wilkenson, right?
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References Blackmail (1929)See more »
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What are the screen adaptations of Mrs. Belloc Lowndes's story 'The Lodger'?
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Good Surprise, 28 July 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When a prostitute is found slain in West Hollywood, the veteran Detective Chandler Manning (Alfred Molina) investigates the case with his rookie partner Street Wilkenson (Shane West). Manning is facing a domestic problem with his wife that had had a nervous breakdown and is interned in an institution and his daughter that blames him for the situation of her mother. Meanwhile, the unstable and disturbed housewife Ellen Bunting (Hope Davis) and her frequently absent husband Bunting (Donal Logue) are facing financial problems and need to rent a guest house in the backyard. When the mysterious writer Malcolm Slaight (Simon Baker) rents the house, Bunting never sees the lodger and believes his wife is fabricating the tenant and her family has given the money to them. When a second hooker is found dead on the street, Manning concludes that the killer is copycatting the crimes of Jack the Ripper and is the same serial-killer that had murdered other streetwalkers seven years ago. Further, he concludes that the criminal Alonzo Rodriguez was wrongly sentenced to death for the murders.

When I decided to watch "The Lodger", my expectation was low and I expected to see a conventional thriller full of clichés. Fortunately I was wrong and I had a great surprise. This low-budget film has a good story and screenplay that keeps the mystery until the very last scene. There are subplots only to create diversion to the viewer and keep the mystery of the identity of the killer. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Inquilino" ("The Lodger")

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