Pacific Heights

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Carter Hayes (Keaton) is not the ideal tenant: he trifles with razor blades, cultivates cockroaches, and doesn't pay the rent. It's a sign of the times when the landlord gets all our sympathy, but that's the general idea. Live-in lovers Drake and Patty (Modine and Griffith) buy a sprawling Victorian house in San Francisco. To pay for renovations, they rent out apartments to a quiet Japanese couple and to the psychopathic Hayes, who proceeds to strip the fittings and terrorise everyone in the house. But the law is firmly on his side. Schlesinger stages the action with smooth assurance, gradually building tension until Hayes goes completely round the bend. The problem lies in Daniel Pyne's script: the relationship between Drake and Patty is half-realised, while Hayes' motivations remain strangely muddled. That said, Keaton is chillingly convincing.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Schlesinger
Screenwriter: Daniel Pyne
Cast: Melanie Griffith
Matthew Modine
Michael Keaton
Mako
Nobu McCarthy
Laurie Metcalf
Carl Lumbly
Dorian Harewood
Luca Bercovici
Tippi Hedren
Sheila McCarthy
Dan Hedaya
Miriam Margolyes
Beverly D'Angelo

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Nigel McKenna

I personally love this Film . It is a proper , gripping tour de force Thriller . To just describe it as a Psychological Thriller would not tell the full Story . It exudes an air of menace during all the scenes with Michael Keaton in them . The Story is quite easy to follow . Unable to get rid of the Tenant from Hell who does his level best to make everybody's lives as miserable as he can . All the while he just playing Matthew Modine and Melanie Griffith for Suckers .

Nigel McKenna

I personally love this Film . It is a proper , gripping tour de force Thriller . To just describe it as a Psychological Thriller would not tell the full Story . It exudes an air of menace during all the scenes with Michael Keaton in them . The Story is quite easy to follow . Unable to get rid of the Tenant from Hell who does his level best to make everybody's lives as miserable as he can . All the while he just playing Matthew Modine and Melanie Griffith for Suckers .