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Lakeview Terrace (2008)

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Based on a true story, a troubled and racist African-American L.A.P.D. Officer will stop at nothing to force out a friendly interracial couple who just moved in next door to him.

Director:

Neil LaBute

Writers:

David Loughery (screenplay), Howard Korder (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Abel Turner
Patrick Wilson ... Chris Mattson
Kerry Washington ... Lisa Mattson
Ron Glass ... Harold Perreau
Justin Chambers ... Donnie Eaton
Jay Hernandez ... Javier Villareal
Regine Nehy ... Celia Turner
Jaishon Fisher ... Marcus Turner
Robert Pine ... Captain Wentworth
Keith Loneker ... Clarence Darlington
Caleeb Pinkett ... Damon Richards
Robert Dahey ... Jung Lee Pak
Ho-Jung ... Sang Hee Pak
Dallas Raines Dallas Raines ... TV Weatherman
Michael Sean Tighe ... Manager
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Storyline

In California, the Caucasian Chris Mattson and his African-American wife Lisa Mattson move to a house in a gated community. The racist and dysfunctional next-door neighbor is the abusive LAPD Officer Abel Turner who feels uncomfortable with the relationship of the newcomers and transforms their lives into Hell on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

What could be safer than living next to a cop?

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The plot for this movie is loosely based on real-life events that happened in Altadena, California, involving an interracial couple and an African-American Los Angeles Police Officer. See more »

Goofs

When Abel starts cutting down his neighbor's new trees along the fence, he's on the right side of the fence, Chis and Lisa on the other side. But this is reversed from how the houses are oriented. See more »

Quotes

Abel Turner: It's alright, I'm an officer.
Officer #1: [holding a gun on him] I don't care if you the Pope, asshole, get your hands up!
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Connections

Referenced in Cleanflix (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Made You Look
Written by Salaam Remi (as Salaam Remi Gibbs), Nas (as Nasir Jones), Jerry Lorden (as Jeremiah P. Lordan)
Performed by Nas
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Contians a sample of "Apache"
Performed by The Incredible Bongo Band
Sample courtesy of Mr. Bongo Records and Michael Viner
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International, Inc.
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A surprisingly good film! Just not a work of art..
25 September 2008 | by willidkeSee all my reviews

So I have to be brutally honest here, I was mainly looking forward to see "Lakeview Terrace" because I really thought it was going to be awful. And it did look that way to me by the trailers. So I went to laugh at it, but when it started to keep getting better and better, I couldn't really laugh at it anymore. Now not saying that this movie does not have flaws, because IT DOES. But it surprised me with its thematic elements, and really suspenseful scenes. But the cons are that it is a really heavy PG-13 film, and I personally thought they could have made it 10 times better if they had crossed the line into 'R'(which wouldn't have taken much more) and really fleshed out some things that are just hinted at because of their content. And the main con to the film for me was that there was no message at the end of the movie. It just ended, no theme or statement about the story. Just ended without saying "Now the moral of the story is..." So overall I'd recommend this movie to you. The good out-weighs the bad and its really a lot of fun.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lakeview Terrace See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,004,672, 21 September 2008

Gross USA:

$39,263,506

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,655,002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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