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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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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 »


When Dr. Mennox shakes Franklin's hand, he grasps Franklin's right forearm with his left hand. Immediately after in the reverse shot, Dr. Mennox's left hand is gone from Franklin's forearm and is nowhere to be seen. 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 »


Making Love or Expecting Rain
Written by Per Gessle
Performed by Per Gessle
Published by Jimmy Fun Music
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User Reviews

Great little story
29 January 2015 | by nekengren-2See all my reviews

I love this movie. Yes, the first 15 minutes catch you wondering if it is headed anywhere interesting. It is at least quite quirky and keeps you involved.

However, as the film progresses, you learn about the various characters and realize it has much deeper meaning and dialog. The movie just gets better and better until an ending which anybody has to love. This is a movie that sticks and will have you thinking about it long afterwards.

The lowly rating on this has me thinking that people just didn't see anything in the first 5 minutes to keep them going. I guess they bail before anything happens.

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Release Date:

March 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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