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The Neighbor (1993)

Boy loves mother who dies giving birth. Boy kills baby brother. 50 years later boy, now doctor, sells a neighboring house cheaply to a pregnant woman who looks like his mom and wants to be her doctor. Will he also kill her unborn son?

Director:

Rodney Gibbons

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Steiger ... Dr. Myron Hatch
Linda Kozlowski ... Mary / Mrs. Hatch
Ron Lea ... John
Benjamin Shirinian Benjamin Shirinian ... Young Myron
Bruce Boa ... Bishop
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Dr. Wayburn
Sean McCann Sean McCann ... Lieutenant Crow
Frances Bay ... Aunt Sylvia
Harry Standjofski ... Morrie
Pauline Little Pauline Little ... Rebecca
Mark Camacho ... Bank manager
Claire Riley Claire Riley ... Dr. Statner
Linda Singer Linda Singer ... Clinic receptionist
Philip Spensley Philip Spensley ... Pharmacist
Gordon Masten ... City worker
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Storyline

A young couple, Mary and John, awaiting a baby is in search for a house when they decide to buy that lovely old villa they found by coincidence. What they both do not know is that Myron, the owner of that villa and their new neigbour, is a dangerous psychopath and that Mary reminds him of his dead mother. Mary begins to wonder about Myron's odd behaviour, but everybody thinks Mary's fears are due to her being pregnant. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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Terror never lived so close... See more »

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Thriller | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Vizinho See more »

Filming Locations:

Longueuil, Québec, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Directorial debut for Rodney Gibbons. See more »

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In researching Myron's past, Mary comes across a 1943 newspaper article which lists his father as being a lieutenant in the USAF. This is over 4 years before there was an independent Air Force, so it would still have been listed as the Army Air Corps, or the USAAF (Army Air Force) See more »

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Rosemary's Baby imitation...sort of
26 November 2005 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

Because of the fact that Rod Steiger is in this film, it is quite scary.

He does an excellent job as a psychotic neighbor, who fixates on Linda Kozlowski, a newlywed who is pregnant.The story takes place in New England, and it seems the director could have taken advantage of this; used it as a sub-plot; maybe filmed in Salem, Massachusetts? At any rate, the story is believable; the idea of pre-partum psychosis is brought up; I couldn't help but be reminded of John Cassavetes in Rosemary's Baby. A classic performance.

For TV, this is not a bad movie; if you enjoyed the ""Seventh Sign"", with Demi Moore, or Roman Polanski's work, and have a free afternoon, the movie is worth watching.


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