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Lakeview Terrace (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  19 September 2008 (USA)
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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,004,672 (USA) (19 September 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

In the film, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies' uniform patches and badges say "County Sheriff", and contain a seal resembling the State of California. In real life, the patches have a star and a bear, and the badges have a bear in the center. See more »

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[last lines]
Chris Mattson: I love you.
Lisa Mattson: I know... I love you too.
Chris Mattson: The rest isn't important.
Lisa Mattson: [whispering] Shhhhh...
Chris Mattson: We're going to have a family.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Kings of Leon (2008) See more »

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Hell Above Water
Written by Dean Garcia, Toni Halliday (as Toni Haliday)
Performed by Curve
Courtesy of Hip-O Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Lakeview Terrace - Pacific Heights no- entertaining...yes
6 December 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

When i saw the trailer for this movie i immediately compared it to "pacific heights" which stars Michael Keaton and is a favorite movie of mine, i am not a fan of Samuel L Jackson i have never really enjoyed his work and the few movies he has been in lately including "the cleaner" did not help my view on his acting, so going into this movie i was determined i would not like it and i was wrong , the first thing i want to clear up is this isn't like the movie i compared it to, it deals with racism but from the other end which i have never seen before in a movie, And secondly Samule L Jackson does great in this role as a cop with a grudge, the story is more than what you would think and the trailers did not give anything away, it is not a complicated movie with twists but it is a movie that is different from previous films with this type of aim. the fact that i am not a fan of Samuel L Jackson yet i praise him for this role shows how much quality this movie has. Patrick Wilson also does a great job , he is a good actor and its a good warm up role for people to know his face in his next role in "watchmen".

The rest of the cast do a good job in there supporting roles. This by far is not a movie that will win any Oscars but it is a movie that will entertain, i recommend it for a Saturday night in with drinks. A very entertaining thriller with great acting from its two leading actors. I hope my review was help full and if you get the chance to see this take it, because it will not disappoint.


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