- Surround Sound, Digital Sound, Stereo, Dolby Surround AC-3, Dolby SR
- Closed Captioned
- Colour, Color
- Runtime: 117 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
From Our Editors
Jeff Bridges plays Michael Faraday, a man eternally scarred by the
accidental death of his wife during a botched government raid.
Perhaps slightly too sensitive, he begins to suspect his new
neighbour (Tim Robbins) of being a terrorist. But the lines are
blurry, and it's hard to tell which is stronger: Faraday's paranoia
or his neighbour's slightly off behaviour. All the mystery comes to
a tremendous head in Arlington Road, a
movie that features one of the more crafty plots to come out of
Hollywood in a while. Not cliché even in the slightest, it is a
convincing look at terrorism and the hidden lives of those
responsible for it.
ARLINGTON ROAD follows in the grand tradition of Hollywood suspense thrillers that pit a lone man against a vast, hidden conspiracy--or is it a conspiracy? Jeff Bridges plays Michael Faraday, who starts out as a loving, caring father and teacher but slowly turns into a desperate, crazed man searching for answers in a suburban world that has been turned upside down. Director Mark Pellington lingers on Bridges's face as it goes from ruggedly handsome and somber to wild and crazed. As Faraday tries to uncover the truth about his new neighbors, Oliver and Cheryl Lang (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack), he also struggles with his own inner demons. Is he just imagining things, as he still has not gotten over his wife's death at the hands of what was first believed to be a terrorist, or are his fear and paranoia real? Pellington stays a few steps ahead the entire way, leading to a most thrilling and unexpected conclusion to this nightmare of suburban terror.
Widowed when his FBI agent wife is killed by a right-wing group, college professor Michael Faraday becomes obsessed with the culture of these groups, especially when his new neighbors, the all-American Oliver and Cheryl Lang, start acting suspiciously.
DVD Features: Special Edition Region 1 Encoding Keep Case Audio Commentary by Pellington and Bridges "Making Of" Featurette Alternate Ending Theatrical Trailer
Video Release: March 23, 2004
Theatrical Release: 1999
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Columbia TriStar Home Video