Arlington Road [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 21431875
  • Release Date: 07/16/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 21)

Special Features


  • Commentary with director and Jeff Bridges
  • "Making of" featurette
  • Alternate ending
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Talent files
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Arlington Road
In this tense thriller, a man begins to suspect his neighbors are not what they appear to be -- and their secrets could be deadly. Michael Faraday (played by Jeff Bridges) is a college professor whose wife, an FBI agent, was killed in the line of duty by members of an extremist right-wing terrorist group, leaving him to raise their nine-year-old son by himself. One day, he saves the life of a boy he sees on the street. The child turns out to be the son of his new neighbors, Oliver and Cheryl Lang (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack). Michael soon becomes friendly with the grateful Langs, who seem as cheerfully bland as anyone could hope from denizens of suburbia. But the better Michael gets to know Oliver, the more he becomes convinced that something isn't quite right; Oliver seems almost too clean and perfect, and Michael begins to notice that small details in Oliver's stories don't quite add up. The question is whether Michael's well-founded paranoia about the radical right is getting the better of him, or are the Langs up to something a lot more sinister than their cheerful smiles and manicured lawn would suggest? Ehren Kruger's screenplay for Arlington Road won the Motion Picture Academy's Nicholl Fellowship prize in 1996; the film was the second directorial effort for Mark Pellington, who debuted with Going All the Way. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges - Faraday
  • Tim Robbins
    Tim Robbins - Oliver Lang
  • Joan Cusack
    Joan Cusack - Cheryl Lang
  • Hope Davis
    Hope Davis - Brooke Wolf
  • Robert Gossett
    Robert Gossett - FBI Agent Whit Carver



Customer rating

4.2
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A gem of a film

    Posted
    Brisco
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    This film has strong acting, along with a plot that has you riveted from the stunning beginning. Action, mystery, suspense, this film has it all. Deserved to be a much bigger hit when it was released, and hopefully will be discovered as its subject matter is even more timely now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fans of this movie will love this realease

    Posted
    Leftoverchinese

    I am convinced that some people must be watching thier blu-rays (note no e) on a 20 year old 13 inch standard def TV since they can't seem to denote the difference in quality of a DVD. If you are a fan of this movie you will greatly enjoy the upgraded picture and sound quality that this blu-ray has to offer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as talked about as it should be

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    tokyodan
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    This is one of those movies that slips through the cracks, but is quite the satisfying watch. Jeff Bridges and Tim Robbins are great. It can be over the top but it works as a thriller. From a picture stand point, it isn't going to blow you away but it has good sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie I never heard of

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    SWBPA
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    We bought a new Blu-ray player and wanted to watch a new movie on it. We saw this one that was in the 7.99 bin but it was marked 4.99. It sounded good but we had never heard of it. We thought we would give it a try. My wife and I both enjoyed the movie. I would recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Thriller

    Posted
    kevman79

    While probably not the type of movie one would tend to watch over and over, 'Arlington Road' is still exceptional entertainment that is sure to keep your attention. Great cast and performances. Widescreen with ample bonus features. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    great performances in average thriller

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    RogerFan
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    The actors are memorable and there are some great twists and scenes. Overall the plot is a tiny bit too thin. But it is enjoyable for its great actors and a few great scenes. t

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

    Posted
    Trecooll
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    This movie really shocked me on how good it was. If you like suspense this movie has plenty of it, I was on the edge of my seat until the very end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nothing New Here

    Posted
    kevman79

    Considering that this Blue-Ray release offers no more than the regular dvd in terms of bonus features, I cannot recommend this one, as the standard dvd is five times less in terms of price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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