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***!

What the hell happened?

I don't know.

What do you mean?

You just...

I walked in,

she was lying there and...

Oh, f***.

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***

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

f***in' problem, Chris.

Oh, sh*t...



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.

There's a dead woman

here, Vincent.

Why do we think

Philip is involved?

Look, Chris. You know

what he's capable of.

Yeah, I know.

Maybe we can help him, okay?

If we can just figure out

what the f*** happened and...

And then what? We're gonna

dump the body somewhere?

Look, I don't f***ing know, but

I'm not taking the fall for this!


Son of a b*tch...

Have you seen Phil? Do

you know where he is?

Was he here last night?

This can't be real.

No. Wait,

what are you doing?

I want to see her.

Put her back.

Oh, God damn it.

Who is she?

I don't know.

Look, none of us has anything

to do with this, right?


We're gonna find out what happened

here and we will figure a way out.

We're in this together, we'll

get out of it together. Okay?

'Cause we're friends.



Well, it looks like they'll

let anybody in, right?

Congratulations, Vin.


This one's really spectacular.

Very special.

I appreciate that.

Ally, it's been too long. You

look terrific. Thank you.

So, uh, what do you think?

Well, it's bold and focused.

As always. I like it.

Great! You made it. Hi. Hi.

Hi, Barbara.

How are you?

Want to buy yourselves

a little condo?

I think Vincent's little condos

are a little out of our league.

Right, you and your puny

psychiatrist's salary.

You guys grab a drink. And we'll

catch up with you later. All right?

All right.

Congrats, bud.

Thanks, man.

One hour tops,

and then we're out of here.

Oh, come on, hon.

We just got here.

Check out all these babes.

So hot!

It's like they're in violation

of the f***in' fire code!

Marty, calm down.

I see them.

I can also see Mimi, your wife.

Okay, save me,

help me, protect me.

What's up, Tubs?

Having too much fun?

No. Just checkin' out the

hipster crowd with my pal Luke.


Yeah, if you embarrass me, I'll

leave you here all by yourself.

Oh, don't raise my hopes

only to dash them.

Hi, Luke.

Where's Ellie?

Oh, she was just feeling dizzy.

Ducked out to check

her blood sugar.

Hi, Elle.

Do you feel okay?

Oh, I, um, started to feel not-so-great

before, but I'm better now.

We can always go home, sweetie.

Did you hear that?


After she just checked

her blood sugar.

That's funny.

That's really good.

I would love to see you deal with

something like that if that was me.

Oh, you know, baby, I'd love to

stick you in the ass every day.

- How many times have I asked?

- Honey?


Not now.

You're the shrink, aren't you?

Uh, yeah, that's right.

Chris Vanowen.

Ah, Dr. Vanowen, that's right.

Yes, I remember.

Do we know each other? Uh, no.

You knew my sister.

She was a patient of

yours actually. Sophie?

Sophie Morris?


I'm sorry.

I'm really sorry.

Some people

are just born unhappy.

I'm sorry. Are you

buying an apartment?

What? Um, no, no. I'm

friends with the architect.


Are you?

No, I'm here with Joel Kotkin.

The city councilman.

I work for him as sort

of a personal assistant.


I'm Anne. Anne Morris.

Very nice to meet you, Anne.

And listen,

about your sister...

It's okay.

You couldn't have saved her. Her mood

disorder kind of runs in the family.

Unfortunately, so...

Well, you're not thinking of doing

something stupid, are you, Anne?


Oh, you mean like falling

for the wrong man? Well...

I do that all the time.

Everything's all right!

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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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