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Blindsided (2013)

Penthouse North (original title)
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A reclusive, blind photojournalist lives quietly in a New York penthouse, until a smooth but sadistic criminal looking for a hidden fortune enters her life.

Director:

Joseph Ruben

Writer:

David Loughery
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Michelle Monaghan ... Sara
Michael Keaton ... Hollander
Barry Sloane ... Chad
Andrew W. Walker ... Ryan (as Andrew Walker)
Kaniehtiio Horn ... Blake (as Tiio Horn)
Trevor Hayes Trevor Hayes ... Danny
Phillip Jarrett ... Antonio
Timothy Paul Coderre ... US Army Sargent
Olivier Surprenant ... Slacker Boy
Jasmine Chan ... Slacker Girl
Lindsey Reeves-Whit Lindsey Reeves-Whit ... Kabul Woman in Burka
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Storyline

It's New Year's Eve in New York City and everyone's getting ready to party. Watching, waiting, a man called Hollander has a different kind of party in mind. Alone in her high-rise apartment, Sara has no idea that her boyfriend was a thief. But what he stole - and from whom - is about to put her life on the line. Trapped in the penthouse with Hollander and his sadistic partner, these two will kill, maim, tear the place apart to find a fortune in diamonds. While the party rages outside, inside Sara fights desperately for her life. It's kill or be killed in a pulse-pounding , non-stop fight to the finish - and it all takes place in Penthouse North. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violent content, bloody images, and language. | See all certifications »

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Official site [Japan]

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blindsided See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is being offered on Netflix under the alternate title "Blindsided". See more »

Goofs

Despite during the film references to 29 diamonds and 'where are the other 28' at the end of the film when Sara is pouring the diamonds into the ice tray and spreading them out there are around 40 of them. See more »

Quotes

Hollander: [leading her to the ledge] Let's play follow the cat.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Bullsh*t
By Umi NiiLampti
Performed by Umi
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Entertaining, but not outstanding...
22 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

The storyline in "Penthouse North" was fairly generic and predictable, but it still made for an entertaining enough movie. However, it is not the type of movie that you watch more than once.

The story is about a war photographer by the name of Sara, who loses her eyesight while on assignment. Years later, living a reclusive life with her boyfriend, Sara comes home to find her boyfriend murdered and the killer still in the apartment.

Story-wise then "Penthouse North" wasn't particularly innovative or outstanding, but it was entertaining enough for what it turned out to be. It was adequately paced, but didn't really have many 'edge-of-your-seat' moments, which a good thriller should have.

What made the movie watchable was the acting performances of Michelle Monaghan and Michael Keaton.

There are far better and exciting thrillers available, but "Penthouse North" is still worth giving a chance. Who knows, it might just be what you have been looking for.


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