The Tenants


1h 37m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Harry Lesser, a Jewish-American writer who is the last remaining tenant in an abandoned New York apartment building, is desperately trying to finish his novel. One day he discovers he is not alone. African-American writer Willie Spearmint is using the space to come to terms with his "violent and soc

Film Details

Also Known As
Tenants
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Eclectic Pictures; Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films; Equity Pictures Medienfonds Gmbh & Co Kg; Millennium Films
Distribution Company
MILLENNIUM FILMS; Millennium Films; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Harry Lesser, a Jewish-American writer who is the last remaining tenant in an abandoned New York apartment building, is desperately trying to finish his novel. One day he discovers he is not alone. African-American writer Willie Spearmint is using the space to come to terms with his "violent and socially-oppressed" past through his work. The two men come to an uneasy peace, living in the building and working with and against each other as they pursue finishing their novels. As distrust grows between them, the uneasy friendship falls to the wayside, replaced by jealousy, rage and violence.

Film Details

Also Known As
Tenants
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Eclectic Pictures; Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films; Equity Pictures Medienfonds Gmbh & Co Kg; Millennium Films
Distribution Company
MILLENNIUM FILMS; Millennium Films; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video March 7, 2006

Released in United States Winter February 3, 2006

Based on the novel "The Tenants" written by Bernard Malamud; published by Farrar Straus & Giroux June 1, 1971.

Feature directorial debut for Danny Green.

Released in United States Winter February 3, 2006 (NY)

Released in United States on Video March 7, 2006