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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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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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Lakeview Terrace  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£224,493 (UK) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

£428,299 (UK) (12 December 2008)
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Trivia

At one point Abel jokingly asks Chris if he's a superhero. Patrick Wilson will go on and play one in Watchmen (2009). See more »

Goofs

The wildfires come closer to the neighborhood, with no ash. The air close to a fire could be very toxic, and should be extremely ashen, especially towards the end of the film. See more »

Quotes

Chris Mattson: Did you see anybody?
Abel Turner: No. I just see you.
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Made You Look
Written by Salaam Remi (as Salaam Remi Gibbs), Nas (as Nasir Jones), Jerry Lorden (as Jeremiah P. Lordan)
Performed by Nas
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Contians a sample of "Apache"
Performed by The Incredible Bongo Band
Sample courtesy of Mr. Bongo Records and Michael Viner
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International, Inc.
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Great Drama
1 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lakeview Terrace is a really good film. Like another commenter said it is more of a drama with thriller parts in it. I thought it was actually really realistic and could've happened with the correct setting.

It might sometimes lean too much on the "intelligent proud of himself ecologically friendly Democrat" vs. the "stupid conservative brutal Republican" but I guess it just exaggerates reality to prove a point.

It takes a really interesting view on racism, stereotypes and all the like and actually makes the viewer think rather than blame. Even though one character might be "the bad guy" we can still feel why and through what logic he is acting, which actually adds to the drama. The "good guys" on the other hand also make mistake and do not act boldly in a super-hero fashion.

I was stuck to my chair during the whole representation and the story never lacks suspense.

I strongly recommend it to anyone.


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