Across the Hall

December 4th, 2009


Across the Hall

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A thriller about a standoff between a young man, his fiancée and his best friend who comes to his aide.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.9/10 (2,103 voted)

Director: Alex Merkin

Stars: Mike Vogel, Danny Pino, Brittany Murphy

The unbalanced Terry calls his best friend Julian that is having a bath telling that his beloved fiancée June is cheating him. Terry has followed her to the decadent Riverview Hotel, where she checked in to meet her lover in room 507. Terry explains to Julian that he brought a revolver to shoot her lover and is waiting for him in room 508, but his friend asks him to be calm that he will meet Terry in the hotel.

Writers: Julien Schwab, Jesse Mittelstadt

Mike Vogel - Julian
Danny Pino - Terry
Brittany Murphy - June
Brad Greenquist - The Porter
Arie Verveen - Lucas
Natalie Smyka - Anna
Guillermo Díaz - The Cook
Dov Davidoff - The Bellhop
William Stanford Davis - Custodian
Erika Ringor - Detective
Mark Engelhardt - Officer
Chase Kim - Police Officer
Erika Seifred - Dominatrix
Brittney Murphy -

Taglines: Revenge is only one door away.


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Release Date: 4 December 2009

Filming Locations: Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The interior of the Riverview Hotel was built on Universal's Stage 28, home to the still-standing original "Phantom of the Opera" set. The Riverview was built inside the massive opera house set. When the hotel's false elevator doors were removed for camera access, the view "across the hall" and through the 5th floor elevator shaft was of the gilded gold balconies of the old opera house.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Describing the hotel's early history, the porter tells June and Terry that the first guests included the conductor of the Chicago Philharmonic. The Chicago Philharmonic was established in 1989, far later than the hotel's apparent age.

User Review

Suspenseful .. predictable ..

Rating: 7/10

An interesting story, though a little predictable.

The suspense was upheld throughout the movie, and there was real tension in many scenes, accomplished through a nerve-wracking score and drawn-out scenes that got my teeth grinding.

I immensely enjoyed the cinematography and effects .. it created a dark and brooding atmosphere that had me mourning the conclusion before it came about.

The acting was fairly good, no real complaints. I especially enjoyed the hotel concierge character, who added an old-school feel to the film.

Overall, I definitely enjoyed the movie, although I found the story to be almost too simple for its length; it felt like a short story stretched to fit a feature length film.


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