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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 ... 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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Thriller | Horror

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Country:

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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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Technical Specs

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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surprisingly good!!
7 July 2006 | by e_esbenSee all my reviews

I just bought this movie and four other movies for 15 $ or so. I just picked this movie up by random.

I watched it alone tonight, and got a good thrill. Rod Steiger really did a good job playing the "slimy" doctor. He really made me get angry with him.

The movie has a really good/dark atmosphere all the way through! Believable character reactions!

Watch it if you'd like to get a good thrill! And if you've seen all the classics already ;)

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