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The 4th Floor (1999)

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A woman inherits a rent-controlled apartment and is terrorized by a neighbor.

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Josh Klausner

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliette Lewis ... Jane Emelin
William Hurt ... Greg Harrison
Shelley Duvall ... Martha Stewart
Austin Pendleton ... Mr. Collins
Tobin Bell ... The Lock Smith
Artie Lange ... Jerry
Sabrina Grdevich ... Cheryl
Lorna Millican Lorna Millican ... Mrs. Bryant
George Pottle George Pottle ... Mr. Bryant
Robert Costanzo ... Exterminator
Ardon Bess Ardon Bess ... Hardware Owner
Heidi Jo Markel ... Ashley
Mark A. Owen Mark A. Owen ... TV Delivery Man (as Mark Owen)
Ho Chow ... Korean Owner
Dwight McFee ... Policeman #1
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Storyline

A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf her apartment. But with the array of weirdos around her, who might it be? Everyone warns her to stay away from her upstairs neighbor, but he is the only one who shows any kindness. Supposedly the neighbor below her is an 80 year old woman, but she hammers the floor so hard when the young woman moves furniture that she breaks tiles. Another neighbor seems kind enough to begin with, but later seems more interfering and threatening. Also her weatherman boyfriend can't be ruled out. Contrary to his desire for her to move in with him, she moved into their apartment. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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People are dying to live in this building.


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16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El cuarto piso See more »

Filming Locations:

New Brunswick, Canada See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Albert is trying to find Jane in her apartment, he looks into the living room where a cigarette is clearly smoking in an ashtray. While running for her life from Albert, she would not have had time nor the inkling to light a cigarette. This was a recycled scene from earlier in the film when Greg was visiting her. See more »

Quotes

Greg Harrison: [on television] Good morning! Rise and shine and get out of bed, New York City, wipe that sleep out of your eyes! Come on everybody, don't be a plain Jane.
Greg Harrison: [blows a whistle] And...
Greg Harrison: [sings and dances] Rise and shine, now give out your glory glory/ Rise and shine, now give out your glory glory/Rise and shine and... give out your glory glory!
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Belle In Love
Written by Brian Tyler
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Great offbeat thriller, Juliette Lewis and William Hurt
7 April 2006 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

portray central characters in this film. Hurt in particular plays a pretentious weatherman, with a bow-tie, and is very amusing. Lewis plays a niece who inherits a rent-controlled apartment in the big city (NY, of course) and along the lines of "Rosemary's Baby", starts to realize there is something strange happening in the building.

Some of the tenants are: Shelley Duvall, Austin Pendleton, and the locksmith Tobin Bell (always excellent, and creepy). There are some scenes reminiscent of Hitchcock's "Rear Window" as Ms. Lewis is observing the goings-on in her neighborhood- be careful of what you may find out! The movie culminates in terror, and if you have ever lived alone in a city with strange neighbors, you will enjoy this movie. Watch it on a rainy night- better than the original "When a Stranger Calls". 9/10


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