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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Revenge is only one door away.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Natalie Smyka, who played Anna in this 2009 extension/remake, played June in the original short version, made in 2005. 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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References CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) See more »

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A movie about cheating... the audience
5 January 2010 | by SebastianKiralySee all my reviews

I saw it. I loved the cinematography and the acting was decent, too. Also, I didn't think it was unnecessarily slow. But the second half of the story, especially the ending ruins everything.

There is a twist in the story which is quite nice. Yes, there is only one twist, and it happens in the first half of the movie. The one at the end is not a twist at all, it's just an easy way for the writer to escape a situation while achieving an illusion of being clever. He is not. The story is not. It's just an insult to the intelligence to the audience. It's meant to hide the countless errors, inconsistence, plot holes and unnecessary scenes and subplots.

It is a shame that the horribly lousy screenplay ruins an otherwise beautifully shot and excellently played movie.


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