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
"Lakeview Terrace" is the name of the area where Rodney King was beaten by Los Angeles police officers in 1991. The movie references his name, and the famous line, "Can't we all just get along?" See more »
When Abel responds to the domestic disturbance, he responds to a radio call with "10-4". The LAPD does not use "10" codes; he would've said "Roger." See more »
No, No, No Part 2
Written by Mary Brown, Robert Fusari, Calvin Gaines, Vincent Herbert, Barry White
Performed by Destiny's Child (featuring Wyclef Jean)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Contains a sample of "Strange Games & Things"
Performed by Barry White
Sample courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
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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