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Arlington Road (1999)

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A man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be and their secrets could be deadly.

Director:

Mark Pellington

Writer:

Ehren Kruger
5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Michael Faraday
Tim Robbins ... Oliver Lang
Joan Cusack ... Cheryl Lang
Hope Davis ... Brooke Wolfe
Robert Gossett ... FBI Agent Whit Carver
Mason Gamble ... Brady Lang
Spencer Treat Clark ... Grant Faraday
Stanley Anderson ... Dr. Archer Scobee
Viviane Vives ... Nurse
Lee Stringer ... Orderly
Darryl Cox ... Troopmaster
Loyd Catlett ... Delivery Man
Sid Hillman Sid Hillman ... Phone Technician
Auden Thornton ... Hannah Lang
Mary Ashleigh Green Mary Ashleigh Green ... Daphne Lang
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Storyline

In suburban Reston, Virginia, George Washington University American History professor Michael Faraday is still mourning the death of his wife, FBI agent Leah Faraday, after three years. His inside knowledge of the agency colors what he teaches in his classes. Although on good terms with Leah's ex-partner, Whit Carver, and the agency in general, Michael wants the agency at least to acknowledge their responsibility in her death in the line of duty. Michael is moving on with his personal life, he being in a serious relationship with his former teaching assistant Brooke Wolfe. Although he likes Brooke, Michael and Leah's nine year old son, Grant Faraday, may not yet be quite ready for Brooke to be a permanent part of their lives. It is only in helping adolescent Brady Lang who he sees in medical distress that Michael meets his new neighbors, Oliver and Cheryl Lang, Brady's parents. In the process, Michael and Brooke becomes friends with the Langs, as Grant and Brady become friends. ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

There goes the neighborhood! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arlington Rd. See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Bend County, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$31,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,515,145, 11 July 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,362,501, 26 September 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,067,311, 26 September 1999
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The car crash during the climactic chase scene was unplanned; the plan was for the car to duck behind the oncoming bus and complete the left turn. When the collision occurred, the car trunk sprung open, revealing the bright blue sandbags that had been placed there to allow certain stunts. The quick cuts following the collision are necessary to avoid showing the sandbags. Subsequent shots including the car had already been filmed, and show a markedly less-damaged car. See more »

Goofs

Lang's yearbook shows him receiving a B.A. under his graduation picture, but Faraday calls him an engineer (and he appears to be one), which would merit a degree of a B.S. at most schools. It's possible he went on to get another degree (though that seems unlikely) or post-graduate training. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Lang: How was St. Louis? Dr. Scobee doing all right?
Michael Faraday: [stammering; scared to death] I was right... I...
Oliver Lang: You're doing it again, Michael. I told you if you want to know something about me, just ask.
Michael Faraday: [frantic] Where's my son? Where's Grant? Where is he?
Oliver Lang: He's with mine. They're safe. They're out on an excursion...
Michael Faraday: [cutting him off] I saved your son's life!
Oliver Lang: I'm sorry, what?
Michael Faraday: I said I saved your son's life!
Oliver Lang: I know you did. That is the reason why you're still alive.
Michael Faraday: But... what about Brooke? Did you...
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Connections

Referenced in Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part I (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Neon Reprise
Written by Simon Shackleton & Howard Saunders
Performed by Lunatic Calm
Published by MCA Music Ltd. And Junkbond Ltd.
All rights for the Western Hemisphere and Southeast Asia
Controlled and administered by MCA Music Publishing, a Division of Universal Studios, Inc. (ASCAP)
Lunatic Calm courtesy of MCA Records UK
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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A great movie,with a very original ending.
15 April 2002 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins stars in this very original thriller. I thought Tim Robbins did an excellent job as the bad guy and Jeff Bridges is as always good.This movie is one of the better thrillers I have seen, it has some very creepy scenes and the ending is one of a kind.I have read that many people was unsatisfied with the ending,but I must say that I really liked it.It shows that it does not always go the way we want and that life is not always fair. I will not spoil anything so I am just going to say that this is a movie you have to see and I promise that it will be one of the better movies you have seen in a while.


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