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The House on Carroll Street (1988)

PG | | Thriller | 4 March 1988 (USA)
In 1950s America, an FBI agent and a blacklist victim uncover a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the country.

Director:

Peter Yates
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly McGillis ... Emily
Jeff Daniels ... Cochran
Mandy Patinkin ... Salwen
Jessica Tandy ... Miss Venable
Jonathan Hogan Jonathan Hogan ... Alan
Remak Ramsay Remak Ramsay ... Senator Byington
Kenneth Welsh ... Hackett (as Ken Welsh)
Christopher Buchholz ... Stefan (as Christopher Rhode)
Charles McCaughan ... Salwen Aide 1
Randle Mell ... Salwen Aide 2
Michael Flanagan Michael Flanagan ... Senator
Paul Sparer Paul Sparer ... Randolph Slote
Brian Davies ... Warren
Mary Diveny Mary Diveny ... Maid
Bill Moor Bill Moor ... Teperson
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Storyline

Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argument being conducted largely in German in a neighbouring house, the more so since one of those involved is her main senator prosecutor. Starting to look into things, she gradually enlists the help of FBI officer Cochran who was initially detailed to check her out. Just as well when things turn nasty. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Emily Crane overheard a secret. Now she's running for her life.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The House on Sullivan Street See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$459,824
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Robert Stanton. See more »

Goofs

Cochran is bareheaded as he tries to defuse a bomb in Emily's apartment. Running out of time he pushes her out of the window onto the fire escape and follows but he's now got a hat on. See more »

Quotes

Emily: We're oil and water, Cochran.
Cochran: Not last night we weren't.
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Crazy Credits

After the usual "all incidents are fictional" disclaimer, it states "In particular, the producers do not intend to imply that Life Magazine dismissed any of its employees for their political beliefs or activities." See more »


Soundtracks

Excerpts from A Woman Called Fancy
By Frank Yerby
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1 February 2003 | by holt-4See all my reviews

The film has good pace, and excellent photography, and is very much in the style of Hitchcock even to the music which, at times, one feels was almost written by Bernard Herrmann. A simple story perfectly developed, with an economical and sharp script.


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