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Lakeview Terrace -- Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Wilson, and Kerry Washington star in Neil LaBute's thriller, Lakeview Terrace.


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
19 September 2008 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Samuel L. Jackson ... Abel Turner

Patrick Wilson ... Chris Mattson

Kerry Washington ... Lisa Mattson

Ron Glass ... Harold Perreau

Justin Chambers ... Donnie Eaton

Jay Hernandez ... Javier Villareal

Regine Nehy ... Celia Turner

Jaishon Fisher ... Marcus Turner

Robert Pine ... Captain Wentworth
Keith Loneker ... Clarence Darlington

Caleeb Pinkett ... Damon Richards

Robert Dahey ... Jung Lee Pak

Ho-Jung ... Sang Hee Pak
Dallas Raines ... TV Weatherman
Michael Sean Tighe ... Manager

Valeri Ross ... Old Woman

Dartenea Bryant ... Woman (as Dartanea Dee Bryant)

Elizabeth Tulloch ... Nadine (as Bitsie Tulloch)

Dale Godboldo ... Dale

Lynn Chen ... Eden

Wiley M. Pickett ... First Officer (as Wiley Pickett)

Vincent Laresca ... Second Officer

Paul Terrell Clayton ... Officer #1 (as Terrell Clayton)

Jeff Cockey ... Officer #2

Wrenna Monet ... Stripper #1

Tabitha Taylor ... Stripper #2
Khira Thomas ... Stripper #3

Cassius Willis ... Black Cop

Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Aunt Dorrie
Cocoa Brown ... Bartender
Marc Chaiet ... Neighbor

Zorianna Kit ... TV Reporter

Hiep Thi Le ... Nurse (as Hiep Le)

Ajay Mehta ... Doctor

Billy Brown ... Patrolman
Sarah Lieving ... Emergency Technician

Eva LaRue ... Lt. Morgada (as Eva Larue)
Lonnie Moore ... Bachelor (as Lonnie B. Moore Jr.)
Jamie Vandevert ... Sheriff Deputy

Lisa Dewitt ... Cop #4 (as Lisa DeWitt)

Michael Landes ... Lt. Bronson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rio Ahn ... Off Duty Cop (uncredited)
Cornelia Brown ... Office Employee (uncredited)

Mark Alexander Herz ... Off Duty Cop (uncredited)
Eva Loseth ... Check Out Girl (uncredited)

Gabreon Womack ... Javier Villareal's Son (uncredited)

Directed by
Neil LaBute 
Writing credits
David Loughery (screenplay) and
Howard Korder (screenplay)

David Loughery (story)

Produced by
John Cameron .... executive producer
Jeffrey Graup .... executive producer (as Jeff Graup)
James Lassiter .... producer
David Loughery .... executive producer
Joe Pichirallo .... executive producer
Will Smith .... producer
Orin Woinsky .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jeff Danna 
Mychael Danna 
Cinematography by
Rogier Stoffers 
Film Editing by
Joel Plotch 
Casting by
Heidi Levitt 
Production Design by
Bruton Jones 
Art Direction by
Paul Sonski 
Thomas T. Taylor  (as Tom Taylor)
Set Decoration by
Don Diers 
Costume Design by
Lynette Meyer 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... makeup department head (as Allan Apone)
Marc Boyle .... hair stylist
Susie DeLeon .... additional hair stylist
Barry R. Koper .... makeup artist
Rhonda O'Neal .... key hair stylist
Lygia Orta .... additional makeup artist
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair stylist: Mr. Jackson (as Robert Stevenson)
Linda Stevenson-Khan .... hair stylist
Sara Vaughn .... key makeup artist
Linda Villalobos .... hair department head
Adam Brandy .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Eric Bergman .... post-production supervisor
John Cameron .... unit production manager
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production supervisor
Bill Wohlken .... production organization
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Albert Cho .... first assistant director
Peter Dress .... second assistant director
Renee Hill .... second second assistant director
Donald Murphy .... first assistant director
Marc Newland .... day player second second assistant director
Art Department
Will Blount .... property master
Mick Cukurs .... set designer
Jay Dupuy .... plaster department head
Meg Harker .... art department coordinator
Todd Harris .... storyboard artist
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork
Lyle Maves .... plasterer
Bob Renna .... set dec buyer
Jon Reynolds .... art department production assistant
Eric S. Saperstein .... paint supervisor
Andre Sowards .... props
Kenneth Turek .... leadman
Josh Votaw .... set painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bill W. Benton .... re-recording mixer
Gary C. Bourgeois .... re-recording mixer
David A. Cohen .... supervising adr editor
Murat Elgün .... final mixer: alien languages for dvd
Ronald Eng .... supervising sound editor
Dana LeBlanc Frankley .... first assistant sound editor
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist
Howard London .... adr mixer
Lee Orloff .... production sound mixer
Willard Overstreet .... supervising foley editor
Fred Peck III .... sound re-recordist
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Philip A. Schwartz .... second boom operator
Philip A. Schwartz .... utility sound
Paul Stula .... epk sound mixer
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Steve Tushar .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
John C. Hartigan .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Richard Alonso .... computer graphics
Sean Amlaner .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer
Erin Clark .... visual effects
Sean Coonce .... digital compositor: Zoic Studios
An H. Dang .... technical consultant
Dick Edwards .... visual effects supervisor: Invisible Effects
Rocco Passionino .... visual effects supervisor
Dawrath Phoue .... rotoscope artist: Zoic Studios
Bryan Shepperd .... digital artist
Sean Tompkins .... visual effects coordinator
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer (uncredited)
Ben Hernandez Bray .... stunt coordinator (as Ben Bray)
Dartenea Bryant .... stunt double: Kerry Washington
Richard Epper .... stunts
Toby Holguin .... stunt double: Jay Hernandez
Tony Lazzara .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts (as Richard Piemonte)
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Tanoai Reed .... stunts
Buddy Sosthand .... stunt double: Samuel L. Jackson
Frank Torres .... stunts
Thom Williams .... stunt double: Keith Loneker
Jeff Wolfe .... stunt double: Patrick Wilson
Camera and Electrical Department
Ffilip Bolton .... lighting technician
Robert Branam .... key video assist operator
Robin Bursey .... film loader
Adam Camacho .... grip
Mark Carlile .... lighting technician
Fred Cooper .... dolly grip
Andrae Crawford .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Alan R. Disler .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Greg Etheredge .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Greg Etherridge)
David Eubank .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Kirk R. Gardner .... steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardener)
Steve Gilbert .... rigging grip (2007)
Lee Jordan .... additional second assistant camera
Matt Kubas .... rigging electrician
Rick Linkowski .... dolly grip
Christopher Prampin .... gaffer
Andre Ramirez .... grip
Brian H. Reynolds .... key grip
Patrick Rousseau .... camera operator: "b" camera
Paul Sanchez .... camera operator
Duncan M. Sobel .... chief rigging lighting technician
Tommy Tieche .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Hootly Weedn .... lighting technician
Chris Weigand .... lighting technician
Niel Williams .... grip
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Steve Zvorsky .... rigging electric (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kyle Burch .... extras casting assistant
Lisa Essary .... casting associate
Lauren Fernandes .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting
Caitlin McKenna .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Louise Brown .... set costumer
Amelia Buhrman .... set costumer
Carrie Dacre .... costume department assistant
Bridgitte Ferry .... set costumer
Stacy Horn .... costume supervisor
Askia Won-Ling Jacob .... costumer: Mr. Jackson (as Askia Jacob)
Kimberly Johnson .... key costumer
Lorie Young Stone .... additional costumer (as Lorie Shew)
Editorial Department
Annie Arnette .... editorial assistant
Keith Brachmann .... additional editor
Scott Gregory .... digital film colorist
Sean Lawrence .... colorist: dailies
Harry Muller .... color timer
Darin Wooldridge .... additional digital colorist: Technicolor
Location Management
Joe Burns .... key assistant location manager
Kevin Funston .... location manager
Jennifer Kennedy .... key assistant location manager
Duffy Taylor .... assistant location manager
Michael Zamboni .... key assistant location manager
Music Department
Susie Bench .... score preparation
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
Russ Miller .... musician (drums & percussion)
Jen Monnar .... music editor
Chas Smith .... exotic instruments
Amritha Vaz .... music assistant (as Amritha Fernandes Bakshi)
Transportation Department
Roy Beville .... driver
Melissa Collins .... transportation pa
Gregory Dultz .... driver
Edward Lassak .... transportation co-captain
Doug S. MacLean .... driver
Jeremy Morgan .... transportation captain
James Nordberg .... driver generator operator
William R. Peck .... driver
Irv Press .... generator operator/driver
Timothy P. Ryan Jr. .... driver
Sean Shepherd .... production driver
Noel Edwin Silva .... driver
Jerry Smith .... transportation coordinator
Andy Spilkoman .... driver
David Torgerson .... driver: honeywagon
Luther Trotter .... driver: Patrick Wilson
Jay Wylie .... transportation co-captain
Marcus Wynnycky .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Christian Abella .... production staff
Holly Brown .... assistant: Mr. Pichirallo
Angel Cook .... set production assistant
Paulette Dauber .... unit publicist
Beth Diamond .... assistant: Ms. Washington
Marcel Donea .... stand-in: Abel Turner
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Chase Fein .... production intern
Enrique Figueroa .... office production assistant
Matthew J. Gannon .... production assistant
Jillian Giacomini .... script supervisor
Gary Glushon .... assistant: Mr. Lassiter
Teresa Gonzalez .... office production assistant
Tim Harms .... assistant: Mr. LaBute
Betty Hugo .... second unit script supervisor
Steve Irwin .... computer/video playback supervisor
Valerie Johnson .... set production assistant
Mike MacCuish .... key second assistant accountant
Terrence Martin .... production coordinator
Volney McFarlin .... assistant: Mr. Jackson
George Mims .... stand-in
Daniel A. Parker .... production secretary
Paul Pawlowski .... post-production accountant
Kirsten Robinson .... additional script supervisor (as Kirsten Pope)
Chris Romberg .... production accountant
Taylor Saxon .... key medic
Stacy Solomon .... assistant production office coordinator
Linda Stanley .... studio teacher
Mike Suh .... accounting clerk
Jeremy Torgerson .... unspecified crew member
Luther Trotter .... assistant: Patrick Wilson
Clinton Trucks .... assistant: Mr. Cameron
Ryan Whan .... first assistant accountant
Amy Denning Winfrey .... payroll accountant
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Craig White .... special thanks

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Additional Details

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110 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-15 | France:Tous publics | Germany:12 | Ireland:15A | Malaysia:U | Mexico:B | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #44057)

Did You Know?

At one point, Abel jokingly asks Chris if he's a superhero. Patrick Wilson would go on to play one in Watchmen (2009).See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the film, LAPD uniform shirts have plastic buttons on the pockets and epaulets. In real life, LAPD uniform shirts have metal buttons.See more »
Abel Turner:I am the police! You *have* to do what I say!See more »
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81 out of 121 people found the following review useful.
Probably the first movie about racism that doesn't just spout tired clichés., 2 October 2008
Author: Jacques98 from United States

We've all heard the "racism is evil!" thing preached, preached again, and then preached again. We get it: racism is bad. I'm not racist. I don't know anyone who is racist. Why does every single movie have to remind us of something we teach our children before they're old enough to talk? After I watched Hairspray and Be Kind Rewind in the past year alone, I officially had enough. And not only me. At the time, my best friend, who was born and raised in Africa then moved to the US, said the same thing: why can't movies just stop beating a pointless, dead, blood horse? If someone is racist, I doubt a movie is going to change their mind. Then, out of nowhere, Lakeview Terrace comes along and defies every cliché you thought you knew about racism movies. And that is really all I have to say about the topic: thank God that someone, anyone, in Hollywood gets that we're sick of being force-fed clichés. Why is Lakeview Terrace cliché-defying? It focuses on the gray aria of racism, not black-and-white. It focuses on racism held by blacks, not by whites. It veers so far from the "racism is evil!" standpoint, and makes you make up your own mind about the over-the-top plot and who was right, who was wrong. It's been so long since Hollywood actually let the audience make up their own mind, this is like a breath of fresh air.

Lakeview Terrace is labeled as a thriller, which is half true. The first half builds up the social boundaries of real life, testing them, and then building them up stronger. It doesn't jump straight to action, but soaks you in reality before plunging into the over-the-top ending. When the action starts, near the ending, it is really worth the weight because it has you in a state of social tension. Anyone who says this isn't realistic doesn't understand realistic human behavior. Even in the most outrageous parts of the film, there was not a single thing done by anyone that was hard for me to believe could happen in real life. Maybe that's because I have a lot of cops in my family, or maybe it's because I'm just more tuned into reality than the optimistic-happy-"Humans are perfect!" people that are reviewing this film and calling it unrealistic.

The directing, writing, and technical details are all fine. They're not artistic or "find cinema", but they're done in a way that makes the film work. The acting from Samuel L. Jackson is flawless. The casting from certain other characters is a little off, but it works out in the end.

Overall, I liked Lakeview Terrace a lot. I'm the kind of person who loves thrillers, but as I said, this really isn't a thriller as much as a drama with a thriller-like ending and some thriller-like scenes scattered throughout. It's a nice break from the unintelligent mess that has become an anti-racism subgenre, and a nice break from the intense hardcore horror and action movies I enjoy watching. With that said, it didn't bore me, which really surprised me. Lakeview Terrace isn't perfect, it's not a work of art, but it's intelligent. I found it very much worth watching.


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