In an abandoned tenement, an African-American militant writer and a Jewish novelist develop a friendship while struggling to complete their novels, but inner tension rises between the two.


Danny Green


David Diamond, Danny Green (adaptation) | 1 more credit »





Credited cast:
Dylan McDermott ... Harry Lesser
Snoop Dogg ... Willie Spearmint
Rose Byrne ... Irene Bell
Seymour Cassel ... Levenspiel
Niki J. Crawford ... Mary Kettlesmith
Aldis Hodge ... Sam Clemence
Gene Gilbert Gene Gilbert ... Mr. Ross
Linda Lawson Linda Lawson ... Anna
Stephen Jared ... Young Cop
Laz Alonso ... Jacob 32
Christopher May ... Stage Actor
Karimah Westbrook ... Female Partygoer
Lamont Bentley Lamont Bentley ... Male Partygoer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Glover Carla Glover ... Party Goer
Bryant Pearson ... Featured Male Partygoer


On the top floor of an abandoned tenement, Harry Lesser struggles to complete the novel he has been writing for almost ten years. Then Willie Spearmint, black militant and aspiring writer, moves into another part of the building to work on his own book. Written by Anonymous

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Worlds apart... and right next door. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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The look of the film
13 December 2007 | by JmkjohnSee all my reviews

The movie wasn't bad as everyone says, but it could of been made a little better, casting wise I do say. BUT... look at the way the movie LOOKS, the colors are very crisp and MAKES the picture stand out for that reason. The person or persons involved in that did an OUTSTANDING job. 10 out 10 for that, and as a filmmaker I would love to hire the people who were in charge of that. I sat through the film looking at it from that angle. It was done beautifully, it looked like it was shot on film (which it was I bet)but in the 70's era. I can't stress that enough, it looked so damn amazing, I began to think that it was shot in that era. Great job, bottem line.

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Release Date:

April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die letzten Mieter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,010, 5 February 2006

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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