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Columbus Circle (2012)

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An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.

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George Gallo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Selma Blair ... Abigail Clayton
Amy Smart ... Lillian Hart
Kevin Pollak ... Klandermann
Jason Antoon ... Detective Jerry Eaans
Robert Guillaume ... Howard Miles
Giovanni Ribisi ... Detective Frank Giardello
Beau Bridges ... Dr. Ray Fontaine
Jason Lee ... Charles Stanford
Samm Levine ... Bank Manager
Jerry Penacoli ... Jerry Penacoli
Bette Beatrice Bette Beatrice ... Hilary Lonnigan
Mary McNeal Mary McNeal ... Eleanor Waters
Branden Williams ... Real Estate Agent
Bubba Ganter ... Doorman (as Leon Ganter)
Diane Sorrentino ... TV Reporter
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Abigail Clayton lives alone. Very alone. In fact, the attractive heiress has not left her Manhattan penthouse apartment for almost two decades. The famous daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Abigail disappeared from the prying eyes of the press and the intrusiveness of her family on her 18th birthday, the day she received her massive inheritance. During years of self-imposed isolation, Abigail has had contact with only two people-her building's Concierge, Klandermann, with whom she communicates via notes-and Dr. Raymond Fontaine, a longtime family friend and her sole confidant for most of her life. When the death of her elderly neighbor prompts NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Giardello to launch an investigation, the agoraphobic Abigail is distressed to find him outside her door, asking to question her. Having tried to acquire the dead woman's now vacant apartment to ensure her privacy, Abigail is further upset when her requests go unanswered, and new tenants Lillian and Charlie move ... Written by George Gallo & Kevin Pollak

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Columbus Circle - Fürchte deine Nachbarn See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,000,000
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DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Lillian comes home from shopping, she calls the doorman "Bubba", which seems to be the actual actor's nickname. See more »

Goofs

When the news in the TV tell about Abigails story and how she disappeared 17 years ago, they use the same clip twice, before and after the news clip. See more »

Quotes

Klandermann: This is Columbus Circle, sir. Nothing seems strange around here.
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Blues For Sancho
Written by Ken Stange and Bob Hackl
Performed by George Gallo and Sourcerer
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Acceptable thriller well written , produced and played by Kevin Pollack
14 May 2012 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This interesting suspense movie deals with a young woman named Abigail Clayton (Selma Blair) who lives deeply alone . She is a heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed . The famous daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Abigail disappeared from the prying eyes of the press and the intrusiveness of her family on her 18th birthday, the day she received her massive inheritance. During years of self-imposed isolation, Abigail has had contact with only two people-her building's Concierge, Klandermann, with whom she communicates via notes-and Dr. Raymond Fontaine (Beau Bridges) , a longtime family friend . When there happens the death of her elderly neighbor , Police arrives to begin the investigation and prompts NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Giardello (also producer Giovanni Ribisi was previously in George Gallo's earlier movie Middle Men) and Detective Jerry Eaans (Jason Antoon) to launch an investigation, the Abigail is distressed to find him outside her door, asking to question her. Having tried to acquire the dead woman's now vacant apartment to ensure her privacy, Abigail is further upset when her requests go unanswered, and new tenants Lillian and Charlie move in. Abigail anxiously monitors her new neighbors from the safety of her front door's peephole, but her well-ordered world begins to unravel when she finally encounters Lillian (Amy Smart) and Charlie (First non-comedic film for Jason Lee since The Ballad of Jack and Rose) face-to-face-and her sheltered existence becomes threatened in unexpected and terrifying ways.

This is a nail-biting and exciting thriller well directed by George Gallo . The film contains suspense , thrills , twits and turns . From start to final the intrigue and thrilling scenes are continuous . This is a picture made among friends , as most of them either play , write or produce such as Giovanni Ribisi , Jason Lee and Kevin Polack . Good performance from Selma Blair as the attractive agoraphobic heiress who has not left her Manhattan loft apartment for almost two decades. All-star-support-cast formed by known actors as Jason Lee , Kevin Pollack , Robert Guillaume and the veteran Beau Bridges as a Doctor and her sole confidant for most of her life . Suspenseful and moving musical score by Brian Tyler . Colorful though sometimes dark cinematography by Anastas Michos . The flick was compellingly written and realized by George Gallo . He is a prestigious writer such as ¨Bad boys I and II ¨ and ¨Midnight run¨ ; being an expert filmmaker on comedy genre as proved in ¨My mom's new boyfriend¨ , Double take¨ , and ¨Trapped in Paradise¨ . His greatest success is ¨The middle man¨ and ¨Colombus Circle¨ results to be his only thriller .


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