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Lakeview Terrace (2008)

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A LAPD officer will stop at nothing to force out the interracial couple who just moved in next door.

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Clarence Darlington
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In California, the Caucasian Chris Mattson and his African-American wife Lisa Mattson move to a house in a gated community. The racist and dysfunctional next-door neighbor is the abusive LAPD Officer Abel Turner who feels uncomfortable with the relationship of the newcomers and transforms their lives into Hell on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What could be safer than living next to a cop?

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Harcelés  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,004,672, 21 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,263,506, 2 November 2008
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The KPW tattoo on Patrick Wilson's left arm, stands for Kalin Patrick Wilson, his first born son. See more »

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Abel Turner has a goatee in every shot, including on duty. LAPD grooming standards prohibit beards and goatees while on duty. See more »

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Abel Turner: Listen to your wife, asshole!
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Written by Fredrick Cuffie, Pete Cuffie, RZA (as Robert Diggs), Ol' Dirty Bastard (as Russell Jones),
Wesley Dorsey
Performed by RZA
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A fresh take on the old racial debate. (Bring an open mind)
27 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

Lakeview Terrace joins movies like Crash and American History X as it brings to light the sad reality that Americans still deal with unfounded racial biases and discrimination. If you thought it was boring or didn't make any sense, you didn't get the point. This isn't Death Race; it has a message and if you chose not to learn anything from it, it's a testament to your own ignorance. It should make you sit back and take a look at your own beliefs as well as, the everyday injustice of racism. It clearly illustrated that when we chose to identify ourselves and others by color, we all end up losing out. If you are not willing to be mature and open-minded about this film, skip it and go rent Die Hard or something else you don't have to think through.


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