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The Good Neighbor (2016)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 14 August 2017 (Spain)
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A pair of mischievous high school kids create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting elderly neighbor while keeping his every reaction under surveillance. A series of coincidences leads to tragedy.

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Kasra Farahani

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Caan ... Harold Grainey
Logan Miller ... Ethan
Keir Gilchrist ... Sean
Laura Innes ... Caroline
Edwin Hodge ... Officer Palmer
Bailey Noble ... Carly
Lili Reinhart ... Ashley
Anne Dudek ... Elise
Mindy Sterling ... Mae
William Charles Mitchell William Charles Mitchell ... Judge (as William C. Mitchell)
Dean Cameron ... Defense Attorney
Nik Dodani ... Sanjay
Luke Spencer Roberts ... Ted Spiegelman
Ted King ... Sean's Father
Billy Khoury ... Neighbor
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Storyline

Harbouring negative feelings of their cantankerous neighbour and cryptic hermit, Harold Grainey, the bored tech-savvy best friends, Ethan and Sean, decide to play a trick on him, under the guise of a psychological social experiment. Thrilled with the idea of becoming the next YouTube sensation, the boys embark on an audacious project to convince the man that his dark and vacant house is haunted and record his unmodified reaction with their advanced computer setup. Now, the stage seems set for the ultimate "Haunting Project". However, who is truly the good neighbour living across the street? Written by Nick Riganas

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You never know who's watching.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2017 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Waiting See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,573
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The courtroom scenes show a Kentucky flag in the background. Indicating the events take place in Kentucky. See more »

Goofs

Although the experiment began on 9/19, 9/23 is described as "Day Six." See more »

Quotes

Officer Palmer: Got a noise complaint, you mind if I come in?
Harold Grainey: Um, yeah, yeah I do.
[smiles faintly]
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References M (1931) See more »

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Nimble Girl
Written by Kelly Warner
Performed by Hotel Eden
Courtesy of Riptide Music Group, LLC
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Suspenseful and gripping
30 August 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

After a fairly lacklustre start, The Good Neighbour turns into an imaginative, tense and gripping film. A genre let's face it that has been done to death in recent years, I can think of so many similar films, but this one actually does a great job. The scenario is a little different, you get to see two sides of the story, it's more in the psychological drama genre, it's tense and suspenseful. It is very well acted, everyone plays their part well, it would have been easy to overact. The final showdown was good, but I wish they'd have made it a little more suspenseful, it was a little underdone.

Overall I thought this was a very good film, very watchable. 7/10


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