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Across the Hall (2009)

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A thriller about a standoff between a young man, his fiancée and his best friend who comes to his aide.

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Alex Merkin

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Alex Merkin (story), Jesse Mittelstadt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mike Vogel ... Julian
Danny Pino ... Terry
Brittany Murphy ... June
Brad Greenquist ... The Porter
Arie Verveen ... Lucas
Natalie Smyka ... Anna
Guillermo Díaz ... The Cook
Dov Davidoff ... The Bellhop
William Stanford Davis ... Custodian
Erika Ringor ... Detective
Mark Engelhardt ... Officer
Chase Kim ... Police Officer
Erika Seifred Erika Seifred ... Dominatrix
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Storyline

The unbalanced Terry calls his best friend Julian that is having a bath telling that his beloved fiancée June is cheating him. Terry has followed her to the decadent Riverview Hotel, where she checked in to meet her lover in room 507. Terry explains to Julian that he brought a revolver to shoot her lover and is waiting for him in room 508, but his friend asks him to be calm that he will meet Terry in the hotel. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Revenge is only one door away.


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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La habitación de enfrente See more »

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Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in 17 days. See more »

Goofs

Describing the hotel's early history, the porter tells June and Terry that the first guests included the conductor of the Chicago Philharmonic. The Chicago Philharmonic was established in 1989, far later than the hotel's apparent age. See more »

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Referenced in The Brittany Murphy Story (2014) See more »

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Martini Breakfast
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Tense, Dramatic but Could Be Shorter
5 April 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The unbalanced Terry (Danny Pino) calls his best friend Julian (Mike Vogel) that is having a bath telling that his beloved fiancée June (Brittany Murphy) is cheating him. Terry has followed her to the decadent Riverview Hotel, where she checked in to meet her lover in room 507. Terry explains to Julian that he brought a revolver to shoot her lover and is waiting for him in room 508, but his friend asks him to be calm that he will meet Terry in the hotel. Surprisingly Julian leaves the bathroom and explains the situation to June in the room in the beginning of a tense and dramatic night.

"Across the Hall" is a dark slow paced thriller in the style of film- noir developed through a non-linear screenplay with many flashbacks. My only remark is the 88 minutes running time that could be a little shorter; anyway the pace magnifies the dramatic situation of the characters. I have really felt sad seeing the last work of the talented and gorgeous Brittany Murphy, who died so young. The music score is another plus in this good film that is neither a masterpiece nor an awful flick as indicated in some reviews but a decent low-budget movie. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Correndo Contra o Tempo" ("Running Against Time")


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