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
A Google Earth Street View camera car photographed the cul-de-sac during production. Users could view North Deer Creek Drive in Walnut, California, using Street View, to see film crew and set hardware in place. The street view image has now been updated to a newer version at a later date. See more »
When Abel starts cutting down his neighbor's new trees along the fence, he's on the right side of the fence, Chis and Lisa on the other side. But this is reversed from how the houses are oriented. See more »
The way it seems to me, the man never made an actual threat against your life or property. So it's his word against yours. And he has, let's say, the color issue on his side. And that color happens to be blue.
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A fresh take on the old racial debate. (Bring an open mind)
Lakeview Terrace joins movies like Crash and American History X as it brings to light the sad reality that Americans still deal with unfounded racial biases and discrimination. If you thought it was boring or didn't make any sense, you didn't get the point. This isn't Death Race; it has a message and if you chose not to learn anything from it, it's a testament to your own ignorance. It should make you sit back and take a look at your own beliefs as well as, the everyday injustice of racism. It clearly illustrated that when we chose to identify ourselves and others by color, we all end up losing out. If you are not willing to be mature and open-minded about this film, skip it and go rent Die Hard or something else you don't have to think through.
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