Columbus Circle

Synopsis: Abigail Clayton lives alone. Very alone. In fact, the attractive heiress has not left her Manhattan loft 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 in. Abi
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
82 min

Look, nobody's in trouble.

I'm just following protocol.

I just needed a few

minutes of your time.

You live right across

the hall from her.


Wow, this is a really

beautiful apartment you have.

Is that what they teach

you in detective school?

Charm me with false praise and then

we're sitting down for coffee?

Well, if you're offering, you know,

I'd love a cup of coffee. I...

I got here at 6:

in the morning.

I came from another case,

I've been up all night.

Coffee would be great.

You cook?


Are you expecting

somebody at this hour?

I imagine that you already

know the answer to that one.

Okay, you got me.

That was dishonest. I... Uh...

I was just trying

to break the ice.

Yeah, well, I'm not interested in

breaking ice or engaging in small talk,

so I'd very much

like it if you would

just get to the

point so that I can

get on with my morning.

So no coffee?

How long have you lived here?

You wanted to talk to

me about my neighbor?

Thank you. Uh...

Yeah, that's right.

This is really nice.

She was old

and it's my understanding she

was sick for quite a while.

I don't know.

Well, from what I

put together, uh,

she was feeling a lot better.

You know, she liked to take the

stairs instead of the elevator.

She preferred to walk

instead of taking a cab.

Hmm. Well, if you say so.

So, your concierge says that you

don't like to get out that much.

I suppose so.

Are you... Uh...

What is that? Um...


Well, if you insist.

No, no offense.

You know, I suffer from arachnophobia.



Yeah. That's a fear of spiders.

Well, what I wouldn't do for a shoebox

full of tarantulas right now.

You're pretty witty for a lady

that doesn't get out that much.

Are you here to talk

about me or Hilary?


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George Gallo

George Gallo, Jr. (born 1956) is an American screenwriter, film director, producer, painter and musician.He is best known for writing Midnight Run and 29th Street, and is an accomplished painter in the style of the Pennsylvania Impressionists. In 1990, he won the coveted Arts for the Parks award, and has had three one-man exhibitions in New York City. In 2010, he wrote and directed the film Middle Men starring Luke Wilson.He currently lives in Los Angeles. more…

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