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Columbus Circle -- Selma Blair leads an ensemble featuring Amy Smart, Giovanni Ribisi, Beau Bridges & Jason Lee in this suspense-thriller about a rich Manhattan shut-in and her intrusive new neighbors.
Columbus Circle -- 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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Writers (WGA):
George Gallo (written by) &
Kevin Pollak (written by)
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
George Gallo 
Writing credits
George Gallo (written by) &
Kevin Pollak (written by)

Produced by
Gary Hellerstein .... associate producer (as Gary M. hellerstein)
Jason Lee .... executive producer
Christopher Mallick .... producer
Kevin Pollak .... co-executive producer
Giovanni Ribisi .... executive producer
William Sherak .... producer
Jason Shuman .... producer
Shaliza Somani .... co-executive producer
Brian Tyler .... co-executive producer
Philip Waley .... co-executive producer
Michael Weiss .... co-executive producer (as Michael J. Weiss)
Andrew Zolot .... line producer: New York City
Original Music by
Brian Tyler 
Cinematography by
Anastas N. Michos (director of photography) (as Anastas Michos)
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor 
Production Design by
Martina Buckley 
Art Direction by
Meghan C. Rogers 
Dan Morski (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Cindy Coburn  (as Cindy Coburn-Roth)
Costume Design by
Rebecca Gregg  (as Rebecca Bentjen)
Makeup Department
David Abbott .... makeup artist
Brian Steven Banks .... hair stylist
Beatrice De Alba .... department head hair stylist
Gloria Ponce .... hair stylist
Deborah Rutherford .... makeup department head (as Deborah Patino)
Don Rutherford .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Robert Hackl .... post-production supervisor
Philip Waley .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Corrado .... second assistant director
Matt Power .... first assistant director
Mark Taylor .... first assistant director
Anderson Vilien .... second second assistant director
Art Department
David Aikman .... clearances
Jason Alexander .... set dresser
Theodore Alvarado .... propmaker mill foreman
Dawn Ascher-Trevino .... art coordinator
Beth Baye .... art department assistant
Mike Childers .... propmaker
Elizabeth Cummings .... graphic designer
William J. Eisenberg .... laborer foreman
Mark Fertonani .... propmaker
Mark Haber .... set designer
Doug Harlocker .... property master
Samantha Humphreys .... art department assistant
Gary B. Krakoff Jr. .... general foreman
Gary A. Krakoff .... construction coordinator
Sean Langdon .... gang boss
Jack Laspada .... propmaker foreman
Scott W. Leslie .... set dresser
Kevin Mahoney .... paint foreman
Melanie Mahoney .... paint supervisor
Lyle Maves .... lead plasterer foreman
Sam Mendoza .... construction stage foreman
Paul Mugavero .... set dresser
Maria Nay .... assistant set decorator
Felice A. Pappas .... assistant props
Felice A. Pappas .... property assistant
Ronald Puga .... standby painter
Caroline Quinn .... set designer (as Caroline Quinn-Decker)
Eric Roemheld .... set dresser
Josh Roth .... assistant property master
Steven Seine .... leadman
Paul Shoemaker .... culinary advisor
Andre Sowards .... on-set dresser
Debra R. Wilson-Duff .... construction accountant
Sound Department
Rob Ainsley .... dialogue editor
Mike Anderson .... boom operator
Tom Bjelic .... sound editor
John Elliot .... foley artist
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer
Allan Fung .... supervising sound editor
Mark Gingras .... supervising sound editor
Katie Halliday .... sound effects editor
Robert Maxfield .... sound utility
Lee Orloff .... sound mixer
Peter Persaud .... foley recordist
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Vincent Borgese .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Arnon Manor .... visual effects supervisor
Roger Mocenigo .... main title design
Roger Mocenigo .... visual effects artist
Bradford Ralston .... video assist
Chris Wallace .... digital intermediate colourist
Kristina Coker .... utility stunts
Mike Gunther .... action coordinator
Darbi Gwynn .... utility stunts
Garrett Hammond .... utility stunts
Kanin Howell .... co-stunt coordinator
Kanin Howell .... stunt double: Jason Antoon
Norman Howell .... stunt coordinator
Paul Lacovara .... stunt double: Jason Lee
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunt double: Giovanni Ribisi
Alexander Smith .... utility stunts
Hawk Walts .... utility stunts
Jason Brillantes .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Michelle Millage .... nd driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Reed Altman .... cinematographer: intro sequence
Kenneth J. Appel .... electrician
James Babineaux .... best boy rigging
Scott Baty .... grip
Craig Bauer .... second assistant camera
Huston Beaumont .... rigging electric
Lucas Bielan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Kyle Boorman .... additional lighting console programmer
Bryan Booth .... dimmer board operator
Branch M. Brunson .... electrician
Marc Bussio .... rigging electric
Steven Cardarelli .... grip
Daniel Casey .... second assistant camera: New York
R. Adam Chambers .... rigging electric
Jim Chizmar .... rigging grip
Jesse Crusing .... additional electrician
Steven Cueva .... first assistant camera
Matthew A. Del Ruth .... first assistant camera: opening title sequence
Simon England .... film loader
Jack English .... gaffer
Steve Gage .... rigging best boy
Wesley Gage .... rigging grip
Robert Garcia .... best boy grip
Scott Graves .... rigging electric
Jerry Gregoricka .... rigging electrician
Jason Griffiths .... rigging grip
Amy Hoffecker .... electrician
Steven Hubbell .... rigging grip
Jeff Journey .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Dean M. King .... key grip
Bud Kremp .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bud Kremp .... steadicam operator
Christopher Lyons .... electrician
Jesse Mather .... lighting technician
Jon McAdams .... rigging grip
Roy Prophet .... grip
Scott J. Prophet .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Mark Rappaport .... rigging electric
Sergio Rendon .... grip
Mark Sadler .... electrician
Bill Sordal .... rigging key grip
Joshua Stern .... rigging gaffer
Stephen Thorp .... best boy electric
Rico Torres .... still photographer
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jozo Zovko .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bennie Zura .... electrician
Casting Department
Olivia Thomas .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Baird .... costumer
Danielle Baker .... costumer
James Barron .... costume production assistant
Dezerri Black .... costume production assistant
Eileen Gonzales .... costume assistant
Amy Elise Roberts .... set costumer
Robin Roberts .... costume supervisor
Safi Alia Shabaik .... costume assistant (as Safi Shabaik)
Andrea Sweet .... key costumer
Julie Thompson .... set costumer
Jo Torngren .... cutter/fitter
Editorial Department
Natalie Acosta .... post-production assistant
Peter Armstrong .... digital intermediate producer
Richard Byard .... first assistant editor
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer
Matthew Cassel .... first assistant editor
Kevin Downer .... digital intermediate editor
Pietro Gallo .... on-line editor
Lee Hughes .... digital intermediate project manager
Tom Mayclim .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Dave Muscat .... digital intermediate editor
Trevor Pickard .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Location Management
Briana Burke .... location manager
David Park .... key assistant location manager
David Park .... location scout
Tim Stacker .... location manager
Music Department
Timothy Andrew Edwards .... composer: theme
Robert Elhai .... orchestrator
Tricia Holloway .... music supervisor
Pakk Hui .... additional arrangements
Gary Krause .... music editor
Transportation Department
Gina August .... production driver
Shawndra Blyle .... van driver
Eric Compton .... driver
Dana Cuccia .... van driver
Mac Dirosario .... transportation coordinator
Keven Kessler .... driver
Harold C. Lacy Jr. .... driver
George R. Matejka .... driver
Kenny Moore .... transportation captain
Alan Nassaney .... set dec. driver
Ron Poniewaz .... transportation captain
Raymond Ruotolo .... set dec. driver
Allen Sutton .... construction driver
Other crew
Christy Taylor Barnes .... director of corporate affairs: oxymoron entertainment (as Christy Taylor)
William Batsel .... set production assistant
Sergio Celis .... assistant chef
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Timothy Durham .... production assistant
Marchesa Favara .... assistant to Chris Mallick/Oxymoron Entertainment
Damiano Fusca .... production assistant
Dean Galanis .... set production assistant
Lauren Gallagher .... production assistant for Chris Mallick & William Sherak
Charles Girgis .... assistant: chris mallick / oxymoron entertainment
Brian Gottlieb .... producer: behind-the-scenes
Daniel Hall .... craft service
Gary Hellerstein .... production supervisor
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
Steve Jacobson .... production assistant
Pamela Jaeckle .... production coordinator
Leslie N. Johnson .... product placement
Zachary Junt .... production assistant
Beverly Jusi .... production accountant
Lindsey Kaiser .... executive assistant: william sherak & jason shuman
Lesley Kamarad .... internet marketing
Krisily Kennedy .... assistant: chris mallick / columbus circle
Ken Kern .... assistant production coordinator
Tony Kerum .... caterer/owner
Ricardo S. Lira .... craft service
Nakoma Litahní .... set production assistant
Debra R. Lopez .... construction accountant (as Debra R. Duff)
Jose E. Lozano .... assistant chef
Melissa Maus .... assistant accountant
Allison Meadows .... set production assistant
Michael W. Miliotti .... dog trainer
Ellen O'Brien .... production assistant
Sandy O'Neill .... unit publicist
Steven Oliveri .... additional set production assistant
Patti Pelton .... product placement
Brittany Petros .... production secretary
Joshua Posner .... assistant: Mr. Gallo
Stephanie Posteraro .... assistant to Shaliza Somani
Laura Rios .... assistant to Christy Taylor Barnes
Daniel Rosenthal .... assistant: location manager
Ahmed Saker .... set medic
Jeff Sargent .... set production assistant
Jeffrey Sargent .... production assistant
Jon Savola .... craft service
Karen Shane .... first assistant accountant
Wayne T. Silva .... payroll accountant
Billy Sorrentino .... business development executive
Gregg Spiegelman .... set medic
Lon Strickland .... production assistant
L. Dillon Thomas .... production assistant
Aja Viafora .... assistant to Chris Mallick/Oxymoron Entertainment
Elaine Yarish .... script supervisor
Evan Wecksell .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jonathan Bell .... thanks

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some language and thematic material
82 min
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In the scene where Helen's Dr told the detectives she had cancer, he should not have said that. He was correct in asking for a subpoena to release the records, but he shouldn't have gotten that point. Hippa law dictated that, even when a patient has died, their medical history is protected. Drs can confirm that someone a patient, but he still wouldn't have been allowed to tell the detectives she had cancer unless forced by a Judge. Source: pre-med, and our student reading of "ethical guidelines for medical professionals"See more »
Factual errors: (at around 14 mins) When "Abigail" is speaking with the bank manager about closing her account he asks her what her passcode is. For security purposes no bank employee would never ask someone to tell them what their passcode is (even if they are closing the account) since they could then use it themselves. They would ask them to enter it on a keypad with it showing up hidden on the screen.See more »
[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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13 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Gullibility incarnate, 20 October 2012
Author: p-stepien from United Kingdom

A murder of an elderly lady resident in the high rise apartments of Columbus Circle initiates the story. However the death is made to seem to be an unfortunate accident with her falling down a flight of stairs. Despite reservations by detective Frank Giardello (Giovanni Ribisi) the crime is noted as accidental. Opposite the apartment lives reclusive and agoraphobic Abigail (Selma Blair), a sole heir to an immense fortune, but haunted by memories of fatherly abuse. Soon after the death a new couple move opposite Abigail: the beautiful Lilian Hart (Amy Smart) and her abusive partner Charles Stratford (Jason Lee).

Intent on igniting claustrophobic tension camera angles sweep and swerve, music circles and entraps, but overall atmosphere appears in short fits to dissipate thanks to an overall terrible performing cast, visibly unconvinced by the story being portrayed. Especially Blari and Smart fail to induce a sense of feasibility, not helped by the wandering script lightening up plot-hole receptors and creating a sense of ever-growing implausibility. The whole story is also overly predictable with clichéd scenes fronted by film school trademark shots completing this unimaginative and borderline repetitive movie. Despite the best Hitchcock inspired intentions "Columbus Circle" requires a high level of gullibility with its occasionally farcical acting.

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