Arlington Road (1999)
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Your paranoia is real.
|Widowed when his fbi agent wife is killed by a right-wing group, college professor michael faraday becomes obsessed with the culture of these groups, especially when his new neighbors, the all-american oliver and cheryl lang, start acting suspiciously. With each twist the mystery deepens and the question looms.|
"No one will be exhaling during the last twenty minutes of this movie. Joel Siegel, Good Morning America
"It's a first-rate suspense film. John Anderson, Newsday
"Edgy action-filled entertainment. Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Four stars! Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
Editor's NoteGeorge Washington University professor Michael Faraday (Jeff Bridges) teaches a course in terrorism, but after his wife, an FBI agent, is killed under questionable circumstances, he becomes obsessed with the topic. An all-American family moves in across the street, but Faraday soon suspects that they might be terrorists themselves. Bridges's portrayal of the man fighting against a virtually unseen enemy, with no one believing him, is reminiscent of Jimmy Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock's THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH.
Cast & Crew
|Spencer Treat Clark|
|Mark Pellington - Director|
|Bobby Bukowski - Director of Photography|
|Angelo Badalmenti - Musical Score|
|Ellen Kruger - Writer|
Plot SummaryARLINGTON ROAD follows in the grand tradition of Hollywood suspense thrillers that pit a lone man against a vast, hidden conspiracy--or is it a conspiracy? Jeff Bridges plays Michael Faraday, who starts out as a loving, caring father and teacher but slowly turns into a desperate, crazed man searching for answers in a suburban world that has been turned upside down.Director Mark Pellington lingers on Bridges's face as it goes from ruggedly handsome and somber to wild and crazed. As Faraday tries to uncover the truth about his new neighbors, Oliver and Cheryl Lang (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack), he also struggles with his own inner demons. Is he just imagining things, as he still has not gotten over his wife's death at the hands of what was first believed to be a terrorist, or are his fear and paranoia real? Pellington stays a few steps ahead the entire way, leading to a most thrilling and unexpected conclusion to this nightmare of suburban terror.