The Loft

Synopsis: The architect Vincent Stevens; the psychiatrist Chris Vanowen; the real estate agents Luke Seacord and Marty Landry; and Chris' half-brother Philip Trauner are married and best friends. Vincent has designed a brand new building and proposes that he and his friends share one of the wonderful penthouse lofts. This would allow them to hook up with other women without worrying about hotel charges showing up on their credit cards. When they discover the body of a beautiful woman cuffed on the bed in the loft, they argue over whom is responsible and secrets are disclosed affecting their friendship.
Director(s): Erik Van Looy
Production: Open Road Films
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min


I swear to God, I had

nothing to do with this.

We would love

to believe you, Mr. Stevens.

But you have to admit, your version

of events does sound pretty bizarre.

Don't you think?

Look, it was a setup, okay?

The whole thing was staged.

So you were framed, that's

your claim, you were the victim?

Well, I mean, you know, not...

- Not like...

- Not like who?

Not like her?

Please, just talk

to the other guys.

Have you talked

to the others yet?

We're doing our jobs.

So, why don't you just

do yourself a favor and confess.

You'll save some time,

save some legal fees. Come on.

Why don't you take us

through the events of this morning?


Again, Mr. Stevens.

Where were you

this morning, Mr. Stevens?

I was at home. Alone. My

wife's taken the kids skiing.

Actually, your wife's on her

way back, as we speak.

And apparently, she has quite

a few questions of her own.

So the phone woke you

around what time this morning?

I don't know.

00, 9:30?

It was Luke, in a panic.

He said I had to come.

Where were you supposed to go?

To the loft. He told

me to come to the loft.

Did he say why

he was panicking?


But did you know

why he was panicking?

No. Not yet.



Oh, my God!

Oh, f*ck!

What the hell happened?

I don't know.

What do you mean?

You just...

I walked in,

she was lying there and...

Oh, f*ck.

Have you called the others?

Chris and Marty

are on their way.

I still haven't reached Philip.

Okay. Well, keep calling.

We need everybody here.

Do you know who she is?

Vincent. Do you know

who's lying there?


No. Of course not.

Well, how the f*ck

did they get in?

What, was it a window, a door?

Windows are sealed,

the door was locked,

and the alarm was turned off.

That's impossible.

I'm telling you.

The door was locked

and the alarm was turned off.

But, that'd mean that...

Someone got in

with one of our keys.

Do you know the loft building

at the corner of 2nd and

South Hope, Mr. Seacord?


You know, the new residential

one, down by the sports arena,

designed, I believe, by your

good friend Vincent Stevens?

Vincent runs a very large firm.

He's done a lot of buildings.

There's a loft on the

ninth floor, Mr. Seacord.

Have you ever been there?



Because according

to our information,

you and four friends

are sharing this loft.

Secretly, without

your wives' knowledge.

That is ridiculous.

Don't the five of you

bring women up there?

Girlfriends, mistresses, one-night-stands?

Catch of the day?

Five pals just looking

for privacy and fun

without the hassle

of Visa statements

and hotel bills

the missus might find.

That is preposterous.

Maybe, Mr. Seacord.

But one of your friends already

made a full confession.

You wanna know who?


I don't do things

like that, you know,

fool around with

other women. I...

You love your wife.

I love my wife, yes.

What happened

to your face, Mr. Seacord?

I walked into a door.

Or were you in a fight? I

said, I walked into a door.

Where were you this morning?

Out with Chris,

having breakfast.

There will be a lot of people in

the restaurant to verify that.

By Chris, you mean Dr. Chris

Vanowen, the psychiatrist?

That's right.

- One of your loft buddies.

- Chris is married.

He's got two kids

and, no, he's not a guy

who cheats on his wife, either.

We've got a serious

fuckin' problem, Chris.

Oh, shit...



What? You think your brother

has something to do with this?


We gotta call the cops.

You realize what'll happen

if we call the cops?

Think about our wives.

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Wesley Strick

Wesley Strick (born February 11, 1954) is an American screenwriter who has written such films as the comic-horror hit Arachnophobia, the Martin Scorsese remake of Cape Fear and the videogame adaptation Doom. Since 2015, Strick has worked as a writer/executive producer on The Man in the High Castle (Amazon TV series). more…

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