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Lakeview Terrace (2008)

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Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director:

Neil LaBute

Writers:

David Loughery (screenplay), Howard Korder (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Abel Turner
Patrick Wilson ... Chris Mattson
Kerry Washington ... Lisa Mattson
Ron Glass ... Harold Perreau
Justin Chambers ... Donnie Eaton
Jay Hernandez ... Javier Villareal
Regine Nehy ... Celia Turner
Jaishon Fisher ... Marcus Turner
Robert Pine ... Captain Wentworth
Keith Loneker ... Clarence Darlington
Caleeb Pinkett ... Damon Richards
Robert Dahey ... Jung Lee Pak
Ho-Jung ... Sang Hee Pak
Dallas Raines Dallas Raines ... TV Weatherman
Michael Tighe ... Manager (as Michael Sean Tighe)
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Storyline

In California, the Caucasian Chris Mattson and his African-American wife Lisa Mattson move to a house in a gated community. The racist and dysfunctional next-door neighbor is the abusive LAPD Officer Abel Turner who feels uncomfortable with the relationship of the newcomers and transforms their lives into Hell on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What could be safer than living next to a cop?

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

"Lakeview Terrace" is the name of the area where Rodney King was beaten by Los Angeles police officers in 1991. The movie references his name, and the famous line, "Can't we all just get along?" See more »

Goofs

In the film, LAPD uniform shirts have plastic buttons on the pockets and epaulets. In real life, LAPD uniform shirts have metal buttons. See more »

Quotes

Abel Turner: Let me take you on patrol with me, show you the neighborhood.
Chris Mattson: Okay.
[he and Abel begin walking around the neighborhood, as Lisa smiles and laughs from her house window]
Chris Mattson: Sure the neighbors appreciate this.
Abel Turner: Well, not everybody up here's somebody you wanna live next to.
Chris Mattson: Like who?
Abel Turner: [walking by a house] This guy here, for instance. Sakorsky, Sakwasky, whatever. Beats on his wife. I told her to come straight to me, but, you know, she didn't have to live that way.
Chris Mattson: Did she...?
Abel Turner: Well, other people's ...
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Connections

References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Fold Up
Written by Scott Nickoley, Jamie Dunlap, Darrin Milton
Performed by D-Note
Courtesy of Kid Gloves Records
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A surprisingly good film! Just not a work of art..
25 September 2008 | by willidkeSee all my reviews

So I have to be brutally honest here, I was mainly looking forward to see "Lakeview Terrace" because I really thought it was going to be awful. And it did look that way to me by the trailers. So I went to laugh at it, but when it started to keep getting better and better, I couldn't really laugh at it anymore. Now not saying that this movie does not have flaws, because IT DOES. But it surprised me with its thematic elements, and really suspenseful scenes. But the cons are that it is a really heavy PG-13 film, and I personally thought they could have made it 10 times better if they had crossed the line into 'R'(which wouldn't have taken much more) and really fleshed out some things that are just hinted at because of their content. And the main con to the film for me was that there was no message at the end of the movie. It just ended, no theme or statement about the story. Just ended without saying "Now the moral of the story is..." So overall I'd recommend this movie to you. The good out-weighs the bad and its really a lot of fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,004,672, 21 September 2008

Gross USA:

$39,263,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,655,002
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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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