Pacific Heights
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John Schlesinger directed this upscale horror film about a landlord with the ultimate problem tenant. Patty Palmer (Melanie Griffith) and Drake Goodman (Matthew Modine) are a middle class couple who lie on their financial statement in order to buy an old Victorian house in San Francisco, planning to renovate it and rent it out. Unfortunately, they select as a tenant Carter Hayes (Michael Keaton), a psychotic real estate bargain hunter who plans to drive Patty and Drake into foreclosure proceedings and then buy the house cheap. Carter starts the ball rolling by refusing to pay his rent and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moderately entertaining suspense with an unusually foul villain at its core."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Corny, but worthwhile thriller, with a stellar, slightly unexpected turn, from Michael Keaton"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Michael Keaton as a malicious tenant. Aren't you scared just thinking about it?"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Presents a telling portrait of white collar crime and the primal value of privacy in this information age."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A ludricrous retread of the same old Fatal Attraction formula"
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Yet another thriller that gets laughs where it's supposed to get shivers"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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