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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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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

A concierge in a high end NYC building would not leave the desk unmanned to help with packages, but would send a porter. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[last lines]
Cab Driver: No bags?
Abigail: No baggage.
Cab Driver: So where ya going?
Abigail: Some place safe and warm.
Cab Driver: Ah, safe and warm. I always wanted to go there myself, ma'am.
Abigail: No, not ma'am. You can... you can call me Lillian.
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Blues For Sancho
Written by Ken Stange and Bob Hackl
Performed by George Gallo and Sourcerer
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Wortwhile, in the line of Hitckcockian Form..
11 June 2013 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A movie about the power of guilt and shame, and the resolute and ruthless exploitation of an obsessed person, who is mentally very vulnerable. This picture is an attempt at shooting a picture in the best tradition of Hitchcock' Dial M for murder. But here no hysteria, no black suspense and no gallant gestures a la Rex Harrison. An interesting movie despite the nasty reviews the picture got in the Netherlands.. Still, the characters of the policemen are rather sketchy, and the helpful janitor is not as homely as one believes. So, what is the problem with this movie? I think it is lack of passion, Hitchcock submerged passion in a polar sea, yet it was fiery. Too many crooks and vileness behind sociable masks are not good for the popularity of a work of art. And that, 19th century writers already knew. Anyway, still an enjoyable picture..


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