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
"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 »
At the end, an ambulance appears with the sign "Los Angeles County Fire Department." In real life, the Los Angeles County Fire Department contracts with private companies for medical transport. See more »
Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Written by RZA (as Robert Diggs), Ol' Dirty Bastard (as Russell Jones)
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan (as Wu-Tang Clan)
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
The neighbor from hell
This movie became more interesting as I continued to watch it. Samuel Jackson played an excellent part as the antagonistic evil Able Turner. This movie teaches me to never move next door to a cop no matter how friendly they appear to be. But Lakeview Terrace is a bit extreme with the cop next door type of deal. Not only that the Mattsons had to deal with a cop living next door but he's a racist. Able abused his power as a police office by spying on the Mattsons and acting upon it. I know somehow that's illegal to snoop into people's privacy. This is one of the best parts Samuel Jackson played in a movie next to Pulp Fiction and Shaft 2000. Kerry Washington was excellent as the Ms. Lisa Matton,Kerry is versatile. Overall Lakeview Terrace is a interesting movie that build ups to a powerful climaxing ending. Recommend anyone to watch it with a family or friend.
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