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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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19 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Harcelés  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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£224,493 (UK) (5 December 2008)

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£428,299 (UK) (12 December 2008)
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Ashton Kutcher was in talks to play Chris. Edward Norton was also considered. See more »

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When Chris introduces himself, he says he came out to Berkeley from Chicago to accept a lacrosse scholarship. UC Berkeley has only a club lacrosse team for men, and does not offer scholarships. See more »

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Chris Mattson: Y'know what Abel? Fuck you.
Abel Turner: [laughs] Is that a 'We Are the World' fuck you?
Chris Mattson: No. It's a special one. Just for you.
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References We Are The World: The Story Behind The Song (1985) See more »

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Written by Peter Carr, Kevin Chase, Shahzad Mahmood, Christian Peck
Performed by Boy Kill Boy
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Mediocre thriller
31 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young successful interracial couple move into a new home in an exclusive California neighborhood. Chris Mattson (Patrick Wilson) and Lisa Mattson (Kerry Washington) are greeted with hostility by their new neighbor, LAPD Sergeant Abel Turner (Samuel L. Jackson), a widower and single father with a son and daughter. Chris and Lisa attempt to be cordial with Abel, inviting him and his family to their home and attending a barbecue Abel throws for some of his fellow officers. Despite this, Abel keeps becoming more disruptive and aggressive to Chris and Lisa. This eventually leads to retaliation on Chris' part and a confrontation with tragic consequences.

This movie despite its racial overtones doesn't break any new ground as a thriller. Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington are a yuppie couple pushed too far and Sam Jackson as Abel is their disturbed neighbor/antagonist who wishes them harm. Definitely nothing new. The acting and script are okay with Sam Jackson's performance easily being the best. The ending is something that can be seen coming a mile away. This film is something you would watch on a slow day if it came on cable.


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