Lakeview Terrace


1h 46m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Veteran Los Angeles cop Abel Turner guards his neighborhood with the same zeal he brings to his patrol route. The single father of a teenaged daughter and preteen son, Abel is one-man security force, ensuring that his strict standards of behavior are adhered to, even if it means ruffling a few feathers in the process. Chris and Lisa Mattson, a progressive and upwardly mobile couple, move in next door to Turner, who disapproves of their interracial marriage. Hoping to rid the neighborhood of anything or anyone he deems "undesirable," Turner launches an escalating series of pranks and insults against the Mattsons. Abel takes full advantage of his police connections to antagonize his new neighbors with impunity, hoping to get them to pick up and move out. When their air conditioning unit is sabotaged in the middle of a heat wave and their car tires are mysteriously slashed, the Mattsons begin to suspect Abel is behind their troubles. But without proof, they can only try to negotiate a truce--an offer Abel does not accept. Abel's anger flares when his use of inappropriate force on the job lands him on extended leave and he discovers his daughter has been spending time with Lisa. As Abel crosses the line from annoying neighbor to dangerous adversary, the couple tries to fight back, which only feeds Turner's fury. With the resentment between the neighbors building daily, it's only a matter of time before the situation escalates into a potentially deadly stand off.

Film Details

Also Known As
Harcelés, Lake View Terrace
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Veteran Los Angeles cop Abel Turner guards his neighborhood with the same zeal he brings to his patrol route. The single father of a teenaged daughter and preteen son, Abel is one-man security force, ensuring that his strict standards of behavior are adhered to, even if it means ruffling a few feathers in the process. Chris and Lisa Mattson, a progressive and upwardly mobile couple, move in next door to Turner, who disapproves of their interracial marriage. Hoping to rid the neighborhood of anything or anyone he deems "undesirable," Turner launches an escalating series of pranks and insults against the Mattsons. Abel takes full advantage of his police connections to antagonize his new neighbors with impunity, hoping to get them to pick up and move out. When their air conditioning unit is sabotaged in the middle of a heat wave and their car tires are mysteriously slashed, the Mattsons begin to suspect Abel is behind their troubles. But without proof, they can only try to negotiate a truce--an offer Abel does not accept. Abel's anger flares when his use of inappropriate force on the job lands him on extended leave and he discovers his daughter has been spending time with Lisa. As Abel crosses the line from annoying neighbor to dangerous adversary, the couple tries to fight back, which only feeds Turner's fury. With the resentment between the neighbors building daily, it's only a matter of time before the situation escalates into a potentially deadly stand off.

Crew

Allan Apone

Makeup

Allan Apone

Makeup Artist

Annie Arnette

Production Assistant

Jeffrey Arnold

Digital Effects Artist

Bill W Benton

Sound Mixer

Eric Bergman

Post-Production Supervisor

Will Blount

Property Master

Raoul Yorke Bolognini

Visual Effects Producer

Gary Bourgeois

Sound Mixer

Keith Brachmann

Editor

Ben Bray

Stunt Coordinator

Anita Louise Brown

Costumer

Holly Brown

Assistant

Mary Brown

Song

Amelia Buhrman

Costumer

Robin Bursey

Loader

John Cameron

Executive Producer

John Cameron

Unit Production Manager

Pete Carr

Song

Peter Carr

Song

Kevin Chase

Song

Albert Cho

Assistant Director

David A. Cohen

Adr Editor

Michael B Cole

Greensman

Dennis Coles

Song

Angel Cook

Production Assistant

Sean Coonce

Digital Effects Artist

Fred Cooper

Dolly Grip

Andrae Crawford

Camera Assistant

Frederick Cuffie

Song

Pete Cuffie

Song

Mick Cukurs

Set Designer

Jeff Danna

Music

Mychael Danna

Music

Beth Diamond

Assistant

Don Diers

Set Decorator

Alan Disler

Camera Assistant

Wesley Dorsey

Song

Peter Dress

Assistant Director

Eric Dressor

Special Effects Foreman

Antoine Duhamel

Song

Jamie Dunlap

Song

Dick Edwards

Visual Effects Supervisor

David Elliott

Construction Coordinator

Ronald Eng

Supervising Sound Editor

Richard Epper

Stunts

Greg Etheredge

Chief Lighting Technician

David Eubank

Assistant Camera

Lauren Fernandes

Casting Assistant

Enrique Figueroa

Production Assistant

Dana Le Blanc Frankley

Assistant Sound Editor

Kevin L Funston

Location Manager

Rob Fusari

Song

Gary G-wiz

Song

Calvin Gaines

Song

Matthew Gannon

Production Assistant

Dean Garcia

Song

Kirk Gardener

Steadicam Operator

Karen Ruth Getchell

Production Supervisor

Jillian Giacomini

Script Supervisor

Steve Gilbert

Rigging Grip

Gary Glushon

Assistant

Teresa Gonzalez

Production Assistant

Jeff Graup

Executive Producer

Scott Gregory

Colorist

Vincent Guisetti

Foley Artist

Brad Haehnel

Music Scoring Mixer

Brad Haehnel

Score Recording

Toni Halliday

Song

Meg Harker

Art Department Coordinator

Tim Harms

Assistant

Jordan Harnsberger

Production Assistant

John Hartigan

Special Effects Coordinator

Lamont Hawkins

Song

Vincent Herbert

Song

Renee Hill-sweet

Assistant Director

Toby Holguin

Stunts

Shane Toulouse Holliday

Grip

Stacy M. Horn

Costume Supervisor

Steve Irwin

Video Assist/Playback

Askia Won-ling Jacob

Costumer

Tomi Jenkins

Song

Kimberly Johnson

Key Costumer

Valerie Johnson

Production Assistant

Russell Jones

Song

Bruton Jones

Production Designer

Chris Jones

Cg Supervisor

Nasir Jones

Song Performer

Nasir Jones

Song

Pamela Nedd Kahn

Foley Artist

Kevin Kendrick

Song

Rich King

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Beyoncé Knowles

Song

Howard Korder

Screenplay

Anthony Lamorte

On-Set Dresser

James Lassiter

Producer

Nathan Leftenant

Song

Heidi Levitt

Casting Director

Howard London

Adr Mixer

Jeremiah Lordan

Song

David Loughery

Screenplay

David Loughery

Executive Producer

David Loughery

Story By

Eduardo Lozano

Special Effects

Shahzad Mahmood

Song

Method Man

Song

Terry Martin

Production Coordinator

Karri Mayo

Tutor

Errol Mccalla

Song

Volney Mcfarlin

Assistant

Caitlin Mckenna

Looping Coordinator

Lynette Meyer

Costume Designer

Darrin Milton

Song

Jen Monnar

Music Editor

Paulisa Moorman

Song

Jeremy C Morgan

Transportation Co-Captain

Donald W Murphy

Assistant Director

Scott Nickoley

Song

Rhonda O'neal

Hair Stylist

Lee Orloff

Sound Mixer

Jimmy Ortega

Stunts

Willard Overstreet

Foley Editor

Daniel A Parker

Production Secretary

Rocco Passionino

Visual Effects Supervisor

Chris Peck

Song

Fred W Peck

Sound Recordist

Dawrath Phoue

Digital Effects Artist

Joe Pichirallo

Executive Producer

Pee Wee Piemonte

Stunts

Denney Pierce

Stunts

Joel Plotch

Editor

Steven D Powell

Construction

Christopher Prampin

Gaffer

Tanaoi Reed

Stunts

Salaam Remi

Song

Brian Reynolds

Key Grip

Carlton Ridenhour

Song

Kyle Rochlin

Foley Mixer

Chris Romberg

Production Accountant

Patrick X Rousseau

Camera Operator

Todd Russell

Boom Operator

Paul G. Sanchez

Camera Operator

Rick Sander

Digital Effects Artist

Eric Saperstein

Painter

Taylor A Saxon

Medic

Charlie Scott

Craft Service

Bryan Shepard

Cgi Artist

Hank Shocklee

Song

Brian Smith

Adr Mixer

Jay Smith

Transportation Captain

Mark Smith

Rigging Grip

Matt Smith

Compositing Supervisor

Will Smith

Producer

Duncan Sobel

Lighting Technician

Stacy Solomon

Production Coordinator

Paul Sonski

Art Director

Buddy Sosthand

Stunts

Robert L Stevensen

Hair Stylist

Robert L Stevenson

Hair Stylist

Rogier Stoffers

Director Of Photography

Duffy Taylor

Assistant Location Manager

Thomas T. Taylor

Art Director

Tommy Tieche

Camera Assistant

Sean Tompkins

Visual Effects

Frank Torres

Stunts

Robert Troy

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Clinton Trucks

Assistant

Steve Tushar

Sound Effects Editor

Sara Vaughn

Makeup Artist

Linda Villalobos

Hair

Ryan Whan

Accounting Assistant

Barry White

Song

Thom Williams

Stunts

Amy Denning Winfrey

Accountant

Orin Woinsky

Coproducer

Jeff Joseph Wolfe

Stunts

Chuck Zlotnick

Photography

Film Details

Also Known As
Harcelés, Lake View Terrace
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Thriller
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2008

Released in United States on Video January 27, 2009

Released in United States September 2008

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.

Previously in development at Artisan.

Released in United States on Video January 27, 2009

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.)

Released in United States Fall September 19, 2008