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The Resident -- Juliet has found the perfect New York apartment to start her new life. But there are secrets behind every wall and terror in every room as Juliet gets the unnerving feeling that she is not alone.
The Resident -- When a young doctor suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her.
The Resident -- Clip: Max Touches Juliet
The Resident -- Interview: "Jeffrey Dean Morgan On Getting Attached To The Movie"
The Resident -- Clip: I Don't Get Much Company


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Writers (WGA):
Antti Jokinen (written by) &
Robert Orr (written by)
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Release Date:
24 February 2011 (Kuwait) See more »
She Thought She Was Living Alone
When a young doctor suspects she may not be alone in her new Brooklyn loft, she learns that her landlord has formed a frightening obsession with her. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Hilary Swank ... Dr. Juliet Devereau

Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Max

Lee Pace ... Jack

Christopher Lee ... August

Aunjanue Ellis ... Sydney
Sean Rosales ... Carlos
Deborah Martinez ... Mrs. Portes
Sheila Ivy Traister ... ER Nurse (as Sheila Traister)
Michael Showers ... August ER Doctor

Nana Visitor ... Real Estate Agent

Arron Shiver ... Architect

Michael Badalucco ... Moving Man

Michael Massee ... Security Tech

Penny Balfour ... Drug Addict
Mark Morocco ... ER Surgeon (as Mark Vincent Morocco)
Veronica Hool ... Nurse Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Ray Byrd ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Skippy the Dog ... Amelie (uncredited)

Elli ... Rabbi Elli (uncredited)
Cliff Gravel ... E. R. Patient (uncredited)
Peggy Miley ... Mrs. Rosenbaum (uncredited)

Alexandria Morrow ... Art Model (uncredited)

Sandi K Shelby ... E.R. Doctor (uncredited)
Kisha Sierra ... Good Looking Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Antti Jokinen  (as Antti J. Jokinen)
Writing credits
Antti Jokinen (written by) (as Antii J. Jokinen) &
Robert Orr (written by)

Produced by
Tobin Armbrust .... producer
Cary Brokaw .... producer
Alexander Yves Brunner .... executive producer (as Alex Brunner)
Guy East .... producer
Renny Harlin .... executive producer
Tom Lassally .... executive producer
Jillian Longnecker .... co-producer
Simon Oakes .... producer
Vicki Dee Rock .... co-producer
Nigel Sinclair .... executive producer
Hilary Swank .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Ottman 
Cinematography by
Guillermo Navarro (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stuart Levy 
Bob Murawski 
Production Design by
J. Dennis Washington 
Art Direction by
Guy Barnes 
Set Decoration by
Wendy Ozols-Barnes 
Justin Scoppa Jr. (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
Makeup Department
Vivian Baker .... makeup artist: Ms. Swank
Elizabeth Gallegos .... assistant hair stylist
Tony Gardner .... special makeup designer
Patricia Greer .... additional makeup artist
Blair Leonard .... makeup department head
Anne Morgan .... hair stylist: Ms. Swank
Ashlynne Padilla .... assistant makeup artist
Justin Raleigh .... special makeup effects artist
Scott Wheeler .... prosthetic makeup effects: W.M. Creations
Production Management
Anne Johns .... unit production manager
Lucille Smith .... production manager: New York
Tiffany Tiesiera .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
X. Sydney Ng .... dga trainee
Trish 'The Dish' Stanard .... second second assistant director
Jane Chase Wells .... second second assistant director
Adam Feil .... second assistant director: Additional Photography (uncredited)
Art Department
Brett Andrews .... assistant prop master
RA Arancio-Parrain .... leadman
Jesse Benson .... art director: additional photography
Mike Biskupski .... props: New York Unit
Denise Ciarcia .... property master: reshoots
Lisa Corradino .... on-set dresser
Dan Fitzgerald .... storyboard artist
Janine Palmieri Fletcher .... art department coordinator
Amy Giedraitis .... props
Linda R. Gore .... set dresser
Libbe Green .... art department coordinator
Richard Hurff .... carpenter
Ronald O. Jaynes .... construction coordinator
Amahl Lovato .... set designer
Ben Lowney .... property master
Nichole Miller .... painter
Wilhelm Pfau .... set decoration buyer
Billy W. Ray .... set decorations shopper/buyer (as Billy Ray)
Dennis Riewerts .... draper
Graham Robertson .... set dresser
Bret Ross .... leadman
Leonard Sanchez .... labor foreman
Loren Schoel .... art coordinator
Aaron Sims .... concept artist
Cisco Whitson-Brown .... set painter
Jon De Pabon .... paint boss: re-shoot (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ryan Collins .... assistant sound editor
Lara Dale .... foley artist
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
David Esparza .... sound designer
Robert Jackson .... adr supervisor
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Tom Marks .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Tom Marks .... dialogue editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Matthew Nicolay .... production sound mixer
Jan Petrov .... adr recordist
A. Josh Reinhardt .... foley mixer
Will Riley .... sound designer
Will Riley .... supervising sound editor
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul P. Soucek .... sound editor
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Miles J.D. Vedder .... utility sound technician
James Wright .... dolby sound consultant (as Jim Wright)
Edwardo Santiago .... utility sound technician (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Werner Hahnlein .... special effects coordinator
Renee Moore .... special effects technician
Koji Ohmura .... special makeup effects: W.M. Creations
Mike Prawitz .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Amy Hollywood Wixson .... senior visual effects producer
Cyryl Koshyk .... visual effects coordinator (as Ciril Koshyk)
Darren Orr .... visual effects supervisor: SPY
Schuyler Pappas .... visual effects coordinator: SPY
Jacob Chambers .... stunt double: Lee Pace
Deborah L. Mazor .... stunt double: Hilary Swank
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Argarin .... best boy electric
Liza Bambenek .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Nick Behrmann .... rigging electrician
Chip Byrd .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Erick Castillo .... camera loader
Joe Chess .... camera operator: "a" camera
Joe Chess .... steadicam operator
Jacob Cottrell .... dimmer operator
Lamont Crawford .... dolly grip: New York
Morgan Davis .... grip
Andrew Engert .... electrician: New York
Harland Espeset .... grip
Tyler Fletcher .... video assist operator
John Gorman .... lighting technician
Timothy James Kane .... first assistant camera
Kurt Kornemann .... best boy grip
Nikki LeBlanc .... rigging best boy
David Lee .... gaffer
Jason Linebaugh .... lighting technician
Mark Mele .... chief rigging electrician
Dave Midthunder .... rigging grip
Lea E. Miller .... grip
David Jaxx Nagro .... dolly grip
Jeremy Antonio Oliver .... gaffer: second unit
Jeremy Antonio Oliver .... lighting technician
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Mark Steinig .... key rigging grip
Rick Stribling .... key grip
Paige Thomas .... camera operator
Jorn Vylonis .... electrician
Jorn Vylonis .... rigging electrician
Scott Wetzel .... video assist
Animation Department
Ted Boonthanakit .... storyboard artist
Casting Department
Matthew Barry .... casting: Los Angeles
Jo Edna Boldin .... casting: New Mexico
Judy Cook .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Elizabeth Gabel .... extras casting
Nancy Green-Keyes .... casting: Los Angeles
Marie A. Kohl .... casting associate: New Mexico (as Marie Kohl)
Hannah Macpherson .... casting associate: New Mexico
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Deering .... set costumer
Yulia Gershenzon .... costumer: Hilary Swank
Kortney Lawlor .... set costumer: NY unit
Brandy Marrs .... wardrobe assistant
Nancy Molleur .... key tailor
Daniela Moore .... costume supervisor
Frank Trotta Jr. .... costume production co-ordinator
Lauren Warkentien .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Tony Bacigalupi .... additional editor
Philip Beckner .... on-line editor
John Daro .... digital intermediate colorist
Paul Lavoie .... digital post-production manager
Christine Park .... first assistant editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Kay Sievert .... colorist: dailies
Christos Voutsinas .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Michelle Belcher .... music supervisor
Joseph Bonn .... music editor
Joseph Bonn .... music scoring mixer
Jason Livesay .... conductor
Jason Livesay .... orchestrator
Jason Livesay .... scoring engineer
Nolan Livesay .... conductor
Nolan Livesay .... orchestrator
Nolan Livesay .... scoring engineer
Philip Moross .... executive music producer
Edwin Wendler .... additional arrangements
Evan Monheit .... additional arrangements (uncredited)
Ray Reinebach .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mark Dometrovich .... transportation captain
James William Ray .... driver
Patrick A. Reynolds Jr. .... transportation coordinator
Gabe Turiello .... camera car process trailer driver
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... additional epk
Steve Aguino .... location assistant
Jean-Raphael Ambron .... production assistant
Pamela Bertini .... production coordinator: New York
Kristen Blodget .... travel coordinator
Zoe Bower .... post facilities manager
Cristal Calderon .... production assistant
Ellen Athena Catsikeas .... location manager: New York
Joann Connolly .... set production assistant
Adam J. Cook .... production assistant
Rob Corlew .... production coordinator
Jaimie Councilor .... animal trainer (as Jamie Councilor)
Trevor Daniel .... production assistant
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator
Dennis Davidson .... publicity: DDA Public Relations
Tomas Deckaj .... key set production assistant: New York (as Tomas 'Dutch' Deckaj)
Katherine DeJesus .... first assistant accountant: New York
Leandro Di Salvo .... stand-in: Mr. Morgan
Dave Dorn .... assistant craft service
Claire Doré .... animal trainer: Gentle Jungle (as Claire Dore)
Glenn D. Feig .... production legal counsel
Daniel Fisch .... set production assistant
Sara Jo Fischer .... assistant: Mr. Jokinen
Lucas Francy .... production assistant
Jackie Fuchs .... vice president of business and legal affairs: Exclusive Media Group and Hammer Films
Dominic Garcia .... production assistant
Pamela Godfrey .... publicity: DDA Public Relations
Adrienne L. Graves .... accounting clerk (as Adrienne Graves)
Jenny Halper .... production assistant: New York (as Jenny S. Helper)
Jason Hariton .... studio stage manager
Tracey Harmon .... stand-in: Ms. Swank
Julie Harris .... assistant: Mr. Sinclair
Scott Herrick .... first assistant accountant
Ben Holden .... creative executive: Exclusive Media Group and Hammer Films
Jean E. Jacobson .... payroll accountant (as Jean Jacobson)
Aliza James .... assistant: Mr. Oakes
Allison Jandreau-Heil .... key craft service
Susan Kaufman .... production legal counsel
Stefan Kende .... production assistant
Melanie Kirschbaum .... assistant: Mr. Brunner
Brandon O'Neil Leonard .... set production assistant (as Brandon Leonard)
Adam Lewin .... assistant: Mr. Brunner
Barbara Long .... production accountant
Michelle Lorr .... assistant craft service
Jennifer Mancuso .... assistant production coordinator
Harrison Marcus .... stage manager: Albuquerque Studios
Theresa Marsh .... production accountant: New York
Karoliina Martikainen .... assistant: Mr. Jokinen (as Karolina Martikainen)
Gary Martyn .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Andy Mayson .... chief financial officer: Exclusive Media Group
Michael McGrail .... location assistant: New York
Fred Mirahmadi .... cook assistant (as Freddy Mirahmadi)
Grant Mitchell .... chef: Deluxe Catering
Elizabeth Muir .... assistant: Mr. Armbrust
Jonathan Page .... stage manager: Albuquerque Studios
Hilton Clay Peres .... location manager (as Clay Peres)
Michelle Petrulio .... cook assistant
J. Tom Pogue .... production assistant: New York
Ashley Ready .... assistant: Mr. Armbrust (as Ashley Davis)
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Marc Schipper .... chief operating officer: Exclusive Media Group
Loren Schoel .... assistant location manager
Alec Schwimmer .... assistant: Ms. Longnecker
Jake Seidler .... assistant: Mr. Jokinen
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Dimitris Soukos .... location unit assistant: New York
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Kate Stephenson .... assistant: Mr. Oakes
Alie Stone .... assistant: Mr. Brokaw
Amanda Sutton .... post production payroll accountant
Robert Vertrees .... production assistant
Shannon Walker Cohen .... assistant: Ms. Swank (as Shannon Walker)
Bill Waltman .... production services: Albuquerque Studios
Douglas Weerts .... cook assistant
Mollie Kimball Whitson .... production assistant
James Wilkerson .... location assistant
Dana Wilkey .... product placement: Adwil Agency
Kate Buckley .... personal thanks
Peter Dekom .... personal thanks
Rob Gomez .... personal thanks
Don Gordon .... personal thanks
Peter D. Graves .... personal thanks
Lance Hool .... personal thanks
Paavo Jokinen .... personal thanks
Christopher Lee .... personal thanks
Josh Lieberman .... personal thanks
Tony Lipp .... personal thanks
Sonny Mallhi .... personal thanks
Cora Palfrey .... with thanks
Teresa Peters .... personal thanks
Nick Reed .... personal thanks
Jason Weinberg .... personal thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • W.M. Creations (prosthetic makeup) (as WM Creations)
  • Spy (visual effects) (as Spy, a FotoKem company)
  • Kroma (visual effects)
  • Alterian (prosthetics) (uncredited)
Other Companies

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity
91 min
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Did You Know?

Some scenes, that were in the original script but weren't filmed during principal photography for budget reasons, were shot in April 2010.See more »
Continuity: The morning after Juliet is injected in the toe, she makes a phone call on her iPhone. She "unlocks the phone then dials" but when they show her talking, the phone clearly shows "slide to unlock."See more »
[first lines]
Juliet Devereau:[receiving ER patient] Okay. We're going to intubate this guy and fix the hole in his heart.
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A solid, effective thriller with moments of genuine suspense and a tense, exciting finale, 24 April 2011
Author: moviexclusive from Singapore

It's probably no more than coincidence, but still it's interesting to note how the two movies that have boldly dared to open alongside Marvel's summer superhero juggernaut "Thor" are both about a woman who becomes the target of someone else's dangerous obsession within their place of stay. While the stalker is said woman's new college roommate in the other movie, it is young doctor Juliet Devereau's landlord here in "The Resident"- and a male at that, in contrast to "The Roommate's" female.

Juliet is played by Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank, and while this thriller could not be further from her "Million Dollar Baby", the box-office reception to her movies in the years since (e.g. "The Reaping", "Amelia" and most recently "Conviction") hasn't been exactly kind. Nevertheless, Swank is more than a competent actress, and she carries the movie skilfully with a nuanced performance as the victim of another person's mania. Indeed, she lets her audience feel her character's naivety, helplessness and desperation keenly, which makes the eventual denouement between victim and stalker much more engrossing.

The stalker is the landlord of the building in which she rents an apartment overlooking New York's East River, having just separated from her boyfriend (Lee Pace). Max (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) at first appears to be the perfect proprietor, ever ready to attend to any problems in her apartment and hunky enough for Juliet to consider as a rebound guy- that is, until she gets cold feet and breaks it off. Big mistake- turns out Max ran into Juliet months ago at the hospital she works, decided he liked her, and deliberately set things up so she would come knocking to rent the apartment from him.

With the villain revealed within the first half-hour of the film, Finnish director Antti Jokinen- who makes her feature film debut- has an uphill task keeping her audience's attention on Max's increasingly intrusive and even violently obsessive ways. But Jokinen does an efficient job maintaining the suspense of the film, as we watch Max go from using her toothbrush and lying in the bathroom in the day to caressing her in bed at night after knocking her out with a drug mixture. If the film remains disturbingly riveting, it is because the film plays nicely on its audience's own fears of home invasion.

Jokinen however reserves any action for the last 20 minutes of the film after Juliet discovers Max's horrifying secret. It's an appropriately exciting, and vicious even, finale that uses the labyrinth of hidden passageways behind the walls of the apartment from which Max hides to spy on Juliet to great claustrophobic effect. Despite the visceral thrills, the conclusion leaves something to be wanting- particularly because Jokinen and her co-writer Rober Orr fail to offer stronger motivation behind Max's obsession.

There are some flashbacks and "Dracula" actor Christopher Lee's brief supporting role as Max's authoritarian granddad, but largely the story doesn't offer enough for us to believe in Max's lunacy. Morgan too doesn't command enough menace, and seems more comfortable playing Mr Nice Guy at the start of the film than Mr Crazy Guy by its end. One wonders if it would have been better if the writers had simply left out Max and Juliet's brief fling and cast someone more credible, like Morgan's fellow "Watchmen" actor Jackie Earle Haley, as Max.

Yet in spite of its flaws, those looking for a little counter-programming opposite "Thor" should find this a effective thriller that has its moments of genuine suspense and excitement. This is also legendary horror studio Hammer's third feature film since its recent comeback, and its first in 35 years with Christopher Lee- yet another solid effort after last year's "Let Me In" and should bode well for their return to mainstream territory.

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