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The 4th Floor (1999)

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A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor.

Director:

Josh Klausner

Writer:

Josh Klausner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Lewis ... Jane Emelin
William Hurt ... Greg Harrison
Shelley Duvall ... Martha Stewart
Austin Pendleton ... Mr. Collins
Tobin Bell ... The Lock Smith
Artie Lange ... Jerry
Sabrina Grdevich ... Cheryl
Lorna Millican Lorna Millican ... Mrs. Bryant
George Pottle George Pottle ... Mr. Bryant
Robert Costanzo ... Exterminator
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Hardware Owner
Heidi Jo Markel ... Ashley
Mark A. Owen ... TV Delivery Man (as Mark Owen)
Ho Chow ... Korean Owner
Dwight McFee ... Policeman #1
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Storyline

A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf her apartment. But with the array of weirdos around her, who might it be? Everyone warns her to stay away from her upstairs neighbor, but he is the only one who shows any kindness. Supposedly the neighbor below her is an 80 year old woman, but she hammers the floor so hard when the young woman moves furniture that she breaks tiles. Another neighbor seems kind enough to begin with, but later seems more interfering and threatening. Also her weatherman boyfriend can't be ruled out. Contrary to his desire for her to move in with him, she moved into their apartment. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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People are dying to live in this building.


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Rated R for terror/violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El cuarto piso See more »

Filming Locations:

New Brunswick, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

As Jane stomps on the floor of her apartment trying to make the hanging plaque fall on Collins, glass is present and her foot is bleeding. After the plaque falls, Jane tries to retrieve the knife Collins dropped. The soles of her feet are visible and there is no blood. See more »

Quotes

Jane Emelin: I wanted to talk to you about Alice, Martha.
Martha Stewart: Alice?
Jane Emelin: I was down at the Korean grocery and he told me that she all of a sudden just stopped ordering groceries from the...
Martha Stewart: Wait a minute, wait a minute, why are you asking the Koreans about Alice?
Jane Emelin: I didn't ask him, he just told me that.
Martha Stewart: What is it with you? First the police, then the Koreans. Don't you have any respect for people's privacy? Who do you think you are, a spy?
Jane Emelin: No, I'm not a spy.
Martha Stewart: And what about what I told you about Mr Collins? I asked ...
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Undershadow
Written by Brian Tyler
Tippecanoe Music Publishing (BMI)
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Very Good Thriller
10 August 2009 | by cameron-kills-itSee all my reviews

"The 4th Floor" is about a young woman (Juliette Lewis) who moves into her late aunt's apartment much to her boyfriend's (William Hurt) disapproval. The other tenants in the building are very strange, Jerry (Artie Lange), Martha (Shelley Duvall), and the woman on the floor below her are very shady as well as the man across the street (Tobin Bell). Mr. Collins (Austin Pendleton) seems to be the only normal person in the building. However, odd and eerie things begin happening in the apartment below her, and Juliette Lewis suspects that things are not what they seem. This was much better than I had expected, with an all-star cast and a good script, this movie went a long way. Suspense and mystery made this a win-win movie, with barely a boring moment. Beware of the many red herrings in this movie, almost every character could be a murderer. I strongly recommend this eerie thriller!

Rated: R for Violence, Brief Nudity, and Profanity.

Grade: C


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