Lakeview Terrace

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Neil LaBute
Production: Sony Pictures/Screen Gems
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
110 min

Joining me now to talk more about that,

Lieutenant Solomon Goff from

the Esmeralda County Sheriff's Department.

Lieutenant Goff, at this hour,

what is going on up at the fire line?

Well, they're just doing

the best they can to put it out.

There's about 450 fire personnel up there

and the fire is going

in all different directions. We're...

- You alive in there?

- Almost.

All right. Shake a leg.

Thank you, Spencer.

Well, the beach cities today

are gonna be in the mid-90s.

What a great day to hit the surf.

And downtown Los Angeles,

I'm forecasting a cool 102 degrees.

And hey, you folks out in the valleys,

get ready for a record-breaking May high...

Stand up.

What'd I tell you about that jersey?

It's clean.

- We're not advertising that guy, okay?

- Why not?

'Cause he don't approve of him.

- He's, like, 47/ from the floor.

- Marcus. Another shirt, please.

Look, Son. We talked about this, right?

We decided to make the jump to Shaq.

Doesn't approve.


What's the rule?

I don't know, you got so many.

Have. I have so many.

And let me remind you, not at the table.

It's disrespectful.

One, two, three strikes. It's out.

- But Aunt Dorrie gave me this.

- I'll give it back to her.

- I'm changing my name.

- How come?

'Cause I don't wanna be

from this family no more.


What about me?

You're on your own.

So you're not going to Aunt Dorrie's

this summer?

I'm going.

Am I coming back, is the question.

Who's this?

You think they'll let us swim in their pool?

Never this hot in Oakland.

Oh, stop complaining.

- Come on. Hurry up.

- I'll start unloading.

- Coming.

- Okay, yeah. That's great. We're here.

Well, I really like this...

All right.

I can't believe how imprudent you are.

Did an inspector take a look at that?

Yes. It's totally stable.

They're building townhouses

there next year.

Can you not be such a grump?

Can you not be such a grump?

You made this possible.

You helped a lot.

This is so great. I love you.

Johnny, my man. How you doing?

- New neighbors?

- Yeah, looks like it.

Did you meet them yet?

You wanna give people a chance

to settle in, you know?

I'll wait till the movers leave.

How much you think they paid?

I don't know, man.

Hell of a lot more than I did 20 years ago.

Still the best investment. Up, up, up.

When you're right, you're right.

Have a good one.

You'll make it, you have plenty of time.

Well, the pilot's already checked in.

And I don't mind driving you to the airport.

You might look good in a Prius.

That man won't mind driving me either,

and I'm willing to tip him.

- Okay.

- Bye.

- Chris.

- Harold.

- Always a pleasure.

- Yeah.

- You check in.

- Okay.

Let us know how things are going.

You know how your mother gets.

What a shame he lives 400 miles away.

- It makes me sad.

- Yeah. Yeah.

- You gonna cry?

- Can he move in?

Come on. Come, come, come.

What the...

What is that?

I don't know.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.

That's my only Prada.


That's better.

- He's got security lights.

- Who does?

Whoever, next door.

He's got one on a pole in the back.

I told you we should've

put sheets on the windows.

Sheets? We need bricks.

- Hey, babe?

- Yeah?

I look okay?

It's gonna be a hundred

and something degrees.

I know, but I can't do this in just a shirt.

They'll think it's rude.

Oh, is that where you're gonna put the...

Yes, it is, because I like this space

and I'm the one that's here all day long.

- Okay?

- Perfect.

So I'll call you, like, 2:00-ish.

You're okay driving the truck back?

Oh, gosh, I don't know.

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David Loughery

David Loughery is an American screenwriter and producer. Born in Chicago, Loughery attended Ball State University and the University of Iowa where he was a member of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. His first produced screenplay was Dreamscape in 1984. Loughery often works with director Joseph Ruben for whom he has written or rewritten several films including The Stepfather, The Good Son, and Penthouse North. Five of Loughery's films (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Passenger 57, The Three Musketeers, Lakeview Terrace, and Obsessed) have opened Number One at the box office. more…

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