The Tenants

Overview

A pair of writers inhabiting an abandoned New York tenement building become locked in an antagonistic battle of wills in director Danny Green's adaptation of novelist Bernard Malamud's studied exploration of faltering race relations. The time is the early '70s, and Jewish writer Harry Lesser Dylan McDermott is finally nearing completion on the novel that has taken him almost a decade to write. The last tenant in a crumbling inner-city apartment building, Harry soon discovers that he is no longer alone in the ...
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Overview

A pair of writers inhabiting an abandoned New York tenement building become locked in an antagonistic battle of wills in director Danny Green's adaptation of novelist Bernard Malamud's studied exploration of faltering race relations. The time is the early '70s, and Jewish writer Harry Lesser Dylan McDermott is finally nearing completion on the novel that has taken him almost a decade to write. The last tenant in a crumbling inner-city apartment building, Harry soon discovers that he is no longer alone in the building when an illegal squatter named Willie Snoop Dogg claims a room down the hall and begins writing his own novel. When Harry attempts to offer writing advice to his new neighbor, his criticism of Willie's "immature" writing style ignites a heated confrontation between the pair that is quickly compounded by the growing relationship between Harry and Willie's white girlfriend Irene Rose Byrne. As the situation quickly spins out of control and Willie sets fire to the only existing copy of Harry's treasured manuscript, the deep-rooted racial animosity explodes into rage and the two writers become locked in a life-or-death struggle to survive.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2006
  • UPC: 043396135017
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dylan McDermott Henry Lesser
Snoop Dogg Willie Spearmint
Rose Byrne
Seymour Cassel
Niki J. Crawford
Aldis Hodge
Technical Credits
Danny Green Director
Chris Bongirne Producer
Ted Chung Co-producer
David Diamond Screenwriter
Simon Dobbin Production Designer
David W. Dubois Cinematographer
Michael J. Duthie Editor
Randall Emmett Producer
Barbara Fiorentino Casting
George Furla Producer
Leigh Gorman Score Composer
Lati Grobman Producer
Manfred Heid Executive Producer
Gerd Koechlin Executive Producer
Josef Lautenschlager Executive Producer
Rebecca Mangieri Casting
Heidi Jo Markel Producer
John McAdams Executive Producer
Dylan McDermott Executive Producer
Elisa Salinas Executive Producer
Peggy Schnitzer Costumes/Costume Designer
Sean Skinner Sound/Sound Designer
Andreas Theismeyer Executive Producer
Andreas Thiesmeyer Executive Producer
Dal Waltons Executive Producer
Holly Wiersma Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Tenants
1. Start [3:53]
2. Please Move Out [2:52]
3. The Sound of a Typewriter [2:16]
4. Introduction [2:51]
5. Typewriter Drop-Off [3:03]
6. A Little Party [3:34]
7. "Art Is the Glory." [4:12]
8. Asking for Help [2:11]
9. Tough Criticism [5:44]
10. An Awkward Thank-You [4:33]
11. Trespassing [2:50]
12. New Roommate [2:07]
13. A Visit Uptown [6:28]
14. Mary's Shindig [3:56]
15. Game of Naked Words [4:45]
16. The Day After [:51]
17. "I Love You." [3:21]
18. Involved With Lesser [1:20]
19. Feeling Guilty [3:49]
20. Rough, Swampy Place [2:14]
21. "Let Me Tell Him." [3:05]
22. Attempted Murder [2:53]
23. Love or Concern [2:36]
24. Writers at War [4:33]
25. "Writing Is Priority." [2:37]
26. The Breakup [2:52]
27. Spearmint's Return [3:31]
28. Bonded Anguish [7:41]
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ,,,And Snoop Dogg Is A Writer

    For one thing, it is clear Snoop Dogg was never intended to be the next Tupac Shakur. Snoop has no talent in front of the camera, maybe just staring into those marijuana-glazed eyes does it for me. The plotline and story in this sucks, where McDermott and Snoop Dogg have infantlile interfaces about "art" and race.

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