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Format: DVD
Sku: 40118898
UPC: 043396039261
UPC 14: 00043396039261
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.

"Superbly acted and skillfully directed.  Paul Alexander, OUT
"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 Note
George 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.

Features

Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, English, Subtitled, No Longer Produced

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/22/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 117 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1999
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 03926
Video UPC UPC: 00043396039261
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1/4:3

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Hope Davis
Video Cast Info Jeff Bridges
Video Cast Info Joan Cusack
Video Cast Info Mason Gamble
Video Cast Info Robert Gossett
Video Cast Info Spencer Treat Clark
Video Cast Info Tim Robbins
Video Cast Info Mark Pellington - Director
Video Cast Info Bobby Bukowski - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Angelo Badalmenti - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Ellen Kruger - Writer
Plot Summary
ARLINGTON 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.

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...The movie generates real excitement..." 08/05/1999 p.80

Entertainment Weekly
"...Builds to a beautifully plotted -- if totally preposterous -- parlor trick of an ending....Cusack scares the bejesus out of Hope Davis [and viewers]..." -- Rating: B 10/29/1999 p.118

New York Times
"...A stylish throwback to the paranoid thrillers of the 1970's..." 07/09/1999 p.E1

Los Angeles Times
"...ARLINGTON ROAD is diabolically clever....An edgy, action-filled entertainment, sustained by Bridges' enduring ability to project thoughtful men of decency and courage..." 07/09/1999 p.C6

Chicago Sun-Times
"...The underlying insights of the movie will make you think....ARLINGTON ROAD is a thriller that contains ideas..." 07/09/1999 p.31

The New York Times 0 of 10
The film, well paced and cleverly constructed as it builds to one last killer twist, becomes a battle of nerves between (the characters of) Faraday and Lang. It also becomes a splendid showcase for two exceptionally commanding actors as their characters square off... While this film's conception of a terrorist threat is apparent early on, its strength lies in a string of ingenious little surprises, and in an overall deviousness that doesn't show until the story is over... - Janet Maslin

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Bridges,Jeff
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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