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The Glow (2002)

A newly-wed NYC couple move into a low-rent luxury apartment only to be harassed by cryptic elderly neighbors. Matt (Dean Cain) and Jackie (Portia de Rossi) are living in NYC, brimming with... See full summary »


Craig R. Baxley


Brooks Stanwood (book), Gary Sherman (teleplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Portia de Rossi ... Jackie Lawrence
Hal Linden ... Arnold Janusz
Dina Merrill ... Phoebe Janusz
Joseph Campanella ... Ben Goodstein
Grace Zabriskie ... Sylvia Goodstein
John Gilbert John Gilbert ... Victor
Corrine Connely Corrine Connely ... Miriam
Ian Downie Ian Downie ... Buddy
Sabrina Grdevich ... Trish
Jason Blicker ... Allan
Kari Matchett ... Allison
Dean Cain ... Matt Lawrence
Jonas Chernick ... Randy
Phoenix Gonzales ... Kim Barnett (as Phoenix Gonzalez)
Nelson Tynes ... David Barnett


A newly-wed NYC couple move into a low-rent luxury apartment only to be harassed by cryptic elderly neighbors. Matt (Dean Cain) and Jackie (Portia de Rossi) are living in NYC, brimming with that certain "glow" all newly-weds possess. They are in love despite failed attempts at pregnancy and a tight budget. One day, Matt meets a group of health-obsessed elderly people in the park. They seem kind, and offer Matt and Jackie a beautiful low-rent apartment in their building. How can the couple resist a luxury apartment with a state-of-the-art gym, cheap rent, and friendly neighbors? Jackie believes it all too good to be true when she notices a young couple in their building disappears, and elderly neighbors are watching her every move... Written by merryweather

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In this neighborhood you don't grow old


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Release Date:

30 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esencia vital See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Box Office


$5,250,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Spoofs Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

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Overall decent movie, but don't expect anything great!
6 January 2008 | by bernvicenteSee all my reviews

I was pretty excited about watching this movie and I wasn't disappointed from it. Sometimes the movie lacked plot explanation, but you can understand everything easily. Another thing that I didn't like was the plot being predictable but it was a nice plot. This movie is for those who like a thriller type of horror movie. Sorry gorefest fans! The cast was decent with good actors, they all contributed positively to the movie and nothing was really cringeworthy, like many movies of this type tend to be.

My synopsis: This movie tells the story of a man who got robbed in a park and saved by fit and good looking old people that were jogging around the park. The man then becomes friends with the elders he just met and soon they give him a generous deal and sell him and his wife a gorgeous apartment for a really low price. Soon, all this generousity becomes unsettling and soon the couple realises that they are prisoners in their new home.

Final Rating: 6.5/10. If you can overlook the predictability of this movie, you may actually have a good time. Overall, the movie was OK compared to others in the genre, but you really shouldn't expect anything great or mindblowing from this movie. You really should only watch this, if you like this type of movie, otherwise I recommend you to go look for another movie. However, if you like indie horror and B- Movies, this might just be an enjoyable movie for you. I personally enjoyed this movie and I found it above average compared to other TV Movies and B-Movies.

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