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Columbus Circle (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  6 March 2012 (USA)
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An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Clayton
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Mary McNeal ...
Doorman (as Leon Ganter)
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Abigail Clayton lives alone. Very alone. In fact, the attractive heiress has not left her Manhattan loft apartment for almost two decades. The famous daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Abigail disappeared from the prying eyes of the press and the intrusiveness of her family on her 18th birthday, the day she received her massive inheritance. During years of self-imposed isolation, Abigail has had contact with only two people-her building's Concierge, Klandermann, with whom she communicates via notes-and Dr. Raymond Fontaine, a longtime family friend and her sole confidant for most of her life. When the death of her elderly neighbor prompts NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Giardello to launch an investigation, the agoraphobic Abigail is distressed to find him outside her door, asking to question her. Having tried to acquire the dead woman's now vacant apartment to ensure her privacy, Abigail is further upset when her requests go unanswered, and new tenants Lillian and Charlie move in. ... Written by George Gallo & Kevin Pollak

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Fear thy neighbor. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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6 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Kolumbov krug  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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First non-comedic film for Jason Lee since The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005). See more »


On the bank's edifice near the end we see the supposed Latin motto "Viras veritas obses." Viras is not a Latin word. The filmmakers may have intended "Vis veritas obses" which translates to "Truth (is) the hostage of force." See more »


Klandermann: This is Columbus Circle, sir. Nothing seems strange around here.
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No better or worse then a Made for TV Movie
4 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with another reviewer who compared this to a Good Hitchcock Movie; found it to be suspenseful enough to keep me interested in wanting to know more.

Maybe I'm not as sophisticated as some movie critics, but to me even mediocre actors can carry a Story, and hold my attention; IMO all the Actors did their 'job' and got the Story told.

The 90 or so minutes helps also; so if you can sit through movies on TV or Cable, then you will not be disappointed sitting through this one.

Would I pay to see this, or watch it again? No, but I would recommend it to anybody who watches TV drams.

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