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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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
David Ondaatje (screenplay)
Marie Belloc Lowndes (book)
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Tagline:
Everyone Is Suspect
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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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)
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Directed by
David Ondaatje 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
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
 
Stunts
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
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
 
Thanks
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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MPAA:
Rated R for violent content, language and brief nudity
Runtime:
Argentina:96 min (DVD version) | USA:95 min
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Street Wilkenson:Detective.
Chandler Manning:Wilkenson, right?
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Movie Connections:
References Blackmail (1929)See more »
Soundtrack:
MarigoldSee more »

FAQ

What are the screen adaptations of Mrs. Belloc Lowndes's story 'The Lodger'?
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20 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing!, 25 February 2009
Author: chrichtonsworld from Netherlands

It could be that I missed something and that I need to re watch this movie. But honestly I already know that I won't do it. "The Lodger" is not a bad movie. It has just enough to make it interesting. A good cast,great cinematography and another take on the Jack the Ripper mythos. Only it suffers greatly from the lack of real suspense and tension. The mystery is there. There are several questions raised you want to be answered. The fact that only a fraction of those questions get explained make it a frustrating affair. Misdirection is a tool often used in thrillers in order to surprise us. And I must admit that the movie does promise a wonderful twist. However the twist is set up in such a way that it leaves too much room for different interpretations which destroys the desired effect. You won't be shocked or surprised,maybe a little bit confused. And such an ending could have been forgiven had the movie been fun to watch. "The Lodger" takes it self so seriously that it undermines the efforts of the cast to make this movie more interesting than it is. At one point you just know how events will play out. The lack of tension,humor and drama only are compensated by your drive to solve the mystery. And the hope that the director succeeded in fooling us in creating one big surprise at the end. But when the credits start to roll you can't shake the feeling that you wasted your time.

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