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The Tenants (2005)

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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.

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die letzten Mieter See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,010, 5 February 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,010, 5 February 2006
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hejira Trek (Intro)
Written by Coati Mundi (as Coati Mundi Hernandez)
Performed by Manicphonic Mobsters
Published by Rainbowphonic Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Coati Mundi Productions
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Snoop, a serious liability
23 January 2006 | by seriously-2See all my reviews

When I first heard of this movie, and of course the fact that Snoop Dogg had a role in it, I didn't think much of it. But it made me curious; Snoop and a serious role...

I hope it wasn't the intention to make us curious because Snoop Dogg was in it, I hope it was just a try for a serious play. And serious it was.

Without spoiling a thing; I had a hard time imagining Snoop as the 'novellist', Willie. I know Snoop as Snoop Dogg, the famous and maybe a bit extraordinary, but very genius, rapper/MC.

Leaving Snoop Doggs intentions in the middle; the story was crap. I could not relate to it, I could not identify with it and it made Afro-American people look like a bunch of racists, which was NOT a good thing. I know where the story was about, I know the intentions, but to me, these intentions did not come out right... Only the end was really worth watching!

I think all of you should see it, not because of it's brilliance, but because of it's rareness. It's not your ordinary Drama, it feels real.


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