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Small Apartments (2012)

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A man is surrounded by strange events and odd neighbors in this adaptation of Chris Millis' novel.


Jonas Åkerlund


Chris Millis (novel), Chris Millis (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Lucas ... Franklin Franklin
James Caan ... Mr. Allspice
Nugget Nugget ... Franklin's Dog
Juno Temple ... Simone
Saffron Burrows ... Francine
Peter Stormare ... Mr. Olivetti
Johnny Knoxville ... Tommy Balls
Rebel Wilson ... Rocky
James Marsden ... Bernard Franklin
DJ Qualls ... Artie
Dolph Lundgren ... Dr. Sage Mennox
Billy Crystal ... Burt Walnut
Tara Holt ... Amber
Noel Gugliemi ... Dog Walker
David Koechner ... Detective O'Grady


When a clumsy deadbeat accidentally kills his landlord, he must do everything in his power to hide the body, only to find the distractions of lust, the death of his beloved brother and a crew of misfit characters, force him on a journey where a fortune awaits him. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

March 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Garip Komsular See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The address on the envelope received by Franklin Franklin is 1700 Marlton Avenue, which does not exist in Los Angeles, California. The Marlton Building, filming location for the apartments, had a street address of 4041 S. Marlton Avenue, and was part of a mixed office and retail development. It has since been demolished. See more »


The Vodka Martini the flight attendant hands to Dr. Mennox is empty. A few seconds later the glass is almost completely full, then it goes to mostly empty, and then back to full again. Shortly thereafter, the glass disappears altogether. See more »


Simone: You're not totally disgusting for an old guy.
Franklin Franklin: Really? Thank you.
Simone: What are you, like fifty?
Franklin Franklin: Thirty two.
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Alternate Versions

3 minutes have been cut on the Blu-ray version, most notably a scene between Franklin (Matt Lucas) and Dr. Sage Mennox (Dolph Lundgren, between 85:05 - 87:43 NTSC). That scene was present on the R1 US DVD. None of the Blu-rays (U.S., Norwegian or Australian editions) contain that scene. Australian DVD is also cut (88:24 PAL runtime). However it is reported the German DVD may also be uncut (92:06 PAL runtime). See more »


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Written by Laurence Cottle
Performed by Per Gessle
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A diamond in the rough
2 October 2014 | by myers-familySee all my reviews

I went into watching this movie expecting another indie drama with a big ensemble cast and just enough quirk to be cool with the hipsters. Turns out, this is probably one of the best movies I've seen in years. The plot revolves around Franklin Franklin, a bizarre man living alone in well, a small apartment, and his interactions and excursion with his various neighbors. I completely understand the negative reviews from critics, because the movie isn't perfect, There is some bizarre writing and story choices that might not bode well with audiences, but I honestly think that this movie is, in a way, a masterpiece. The characters all start off weird and somewhat repulsive, but as the movie progresses you begin understanding them and you begin to feel for them. There is rarely a movie that made me feel as much for the characters as I did in this movie. The reason for that is that the acting was fantastic, everyone played their character greatly, and there were little to no weaker parts to the performances. To wrap up, I highly recommend it if you can deal with some weird and bizarre, It's all worth it in the end.

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