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Across the Hall -- In this tense, stylish noir thriller, Terry (Danny Pino, TV's Cold Case) follows his fiancee, June (Brittany Murphy, The Ramen Girl, 8 Mile), to a seedy hotel where she's meeting another man.
Across the Hall -- This is the trailer for Across the Hall, directed by Alex Merkin.


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Release Date:
4 December 2009 (USA) See more »
Revenge is only one door away.
A thriller about a standoff between a young man, his fiancée and his best friend who comes to his aide. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Alex Merkin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Merkin  story
Jesse Mittelstadt  screenplay
Julien Schwab  screenplay

Produced by
Jeff Bowler .... producer
Steven Bowler .... associate producer
Elton Brand .... executive producer
Ian Colhoun .... co-executive producer
Jeo Colon .... associate producer
Evan Ferrante .... executive producer
Stephen Fromkin .... producer
Marco Garibaldi .... producer
Gary Gimelfarb .... executive producer
Kyle Dean Jackson .... post production producer
Ari Palitz .... producer
Alan Pao .... post-production producer
Bret Saxon .... producer
Jimmy Scaf .... associate producer
Gene Scher .... executive producer
Christian Swegal .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Bobby Tahouri 
Cinematography by
Andrew Carranza 
Film Editing by
Alex Merkin 
Casting by
Barbara Fiorentino 
Rebecca Mangieri 
Wendy Weidman 
Production Design by
Roy Rede 
Art Direction by
Nathan Lay 
Set Decoration by
Dea Jensen 
Costume Design by
Yasmine Mustaklim 
Makeup Department
Leslie Borchard .... hair stylist
Michael Marcellino .... personal hair stylist: Brittany Murphy
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Janette Nielsen .... makeup artist
Leah Rial .... personal makeup artist: Brittany Murphy
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Jeff Frey .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noah Applebaum .... second second assistant director
Trevor Jones .... first assistant director
Roger Melvin .... second assistant director
Art Department
Azra Bano Ali .... painter
Chantal Filson .... buyer
Icarus Glorfindel .... lead scenic artist
Carrie Hargett .... scenic painter
Brian Kline .... property master
Michael Kool .... scenic
Bill Parmentier .... swing set dresser
R.J. Turner .... lead man
Sound Department
Noah Blough .... sound designer
Carly Bodmer .... post-production audio manager
Carly Bodmer .... sound editor
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Patino .... sound mixer
Phillip Perpich .... adr mixer
Benjamin Rauscher .... assistant sound editor (as Ben Rauscher)
Chris Roach .... adr mixer
Chris Roach .... foley mixer
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist
Steve Tejada .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Jon Berry .... online editor
Marcel Valcarce .... visual effects supervisor
Myke Michaels .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Blount .... Steadicam operator
Josh Day .... best boy electric
Michael Druez .... key grip
Jason Ellson .... additional Steadicam operator
Joe Hendrick .... assistant camera
Owen Jones .... electrician
Daniel Madsen .... electrician
Ian McGlocklin .... gaffer
Tom Morash .... lighting board operator
Tom Morash .... lighting technician
Conor Murphy .... second assistant camera
Jeremy Antonio Oliver .... electrician
Ray Patrick .... camera operator
Tony Perija .... dolly grip
Jed Seus .... first assistant camera
Ian S. Takahashi .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Corinna Vistan .... camera loader
Corinna Vistan .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Craig Wadlin .... grip
Bryan Yokomi .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Schott .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jon Berry .... on-line editor
Adam Donald .... assistant editor (as Adam Scott Donald)
Damian Drago .... on-line editor
Wade Felker .... colorist
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... on-line editor
Eric Schneider .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Alexandra Hill .... music supervisor
Leigh Iglehart .... music consultant
Aaron Kaplan .... composer: additional music
Patrick Spain .... music editor
Transportation Department
Bob Cope .... driver
Other crew
Andrea Adams .... publicist
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Harold De Jesus .... title designer
Nora L. Ferris .... insurance broker
Joshua Lou Friedman .... set production assistant
Justin Gallagher .... production assistant
Erik Heintz .... production assistant
Bri Hervey .... general crew
Bri Hervey .... miscellaneous
Angie Kern .... set production assistant
Michael W. Miliotti .... animal trainer
Adam Newman .... assistant production coordinator
John Orquiola .... assistant to director
Elya Ottenberg .... set production assistant
Larysa Petliy .... production assistant
Elsa Ramo .... production attorney
Rami Rank .... production coordinator
Sara Stelwagen .... set production assistant
Yvette Thomassian .... production legal assistant
Marcel Valcarce .... title designer
Aprill Winney .... script supervisor
Dennis Harold .... artist: main titles (uncredited)
K.D. Aubert .... very special thanks
Ashley Bowler .... very special thanks
Kaley Bowler .... very special thanks
Brandon E. Brooks .... thanks
Amel J. Figueroa .... thanks
James Gibb .... special thanks
Queen Latifah .... special thanks
Bryan Singer .... special thanks

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Rated R for language throughout
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This was a remake/full length version (by the same writer and Director) of the 2005 short Film presented at the 2005 film festival.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Describing the hotel's early history, the porter tells June and Terry that the first guests included the conductor of the Chicago Philharmonic. The Chicago Philharmonic was established in 1989, far later than the hotel's apparent age.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Ner Ethir (2014)See more »
The Trouble With MishkiSee more »


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48 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Slooooooooow, 18 August 2009

A sort of film noir, Across the Hall is dark, nonlinear, twisty, and above all, slow. Basically, a love triangle gone wrong ends in murder, betrayal, and so forth. It's almost Hitchcockian, as the entire movie takes place in a creepy old hotel, with almost no mention of the outside world or any prior events.

This is definitely not for the impatient, as it seems to stretch a half-hour's worth of events into an hour and a half. The slow pace adds to the ominous, brooding atmosphere they were clearly going for. I can't help thinking I would've enjoyed this more as a short. The dank old hotel, the creepy slow-witted bellhop, and the dark, dreamy Matrix-like photography provided more than enough atmosphere on their own.

The story is told in nonlinear fashion, with scenes appearing out of order, sort of like Pulp Fiction. Only here, the story is intentionally harder to follow, especially in the beginning. You get the hang of it towards the middle somewhere. The filmmakers clearly thought it would be more interesting to show certain results first, before showing the circumstances leading up to them, which seems to me like a terribly easy way to create suspense and the illusion of twists.

The ending is presented in the oft-copied Usual Suspects fashion, which is all too common nowadays, showing up in movies whose twists are not nearly as deserving. While you're sitting through the disjointed climax, which is wrought with slow-motion and typically climactic music, if you're anything like me, you'll start mentally listing plot holes and thinking about how the film is trying to look more ingenious than it actually is.

The movie is well-produced and good looking, Brittany Murphy is beautiful as ever, and all the acting is above par.

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