Pacific Heights


Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Director: John Schlesinger
Writer: Daniel Pyne
Cast: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako, Nobu McCarthy, Laurie Metcalf

Patty Palmer (Melanie Griffith) and Drake Goodman (Matthew Modine) are living out their dream buying and renovating a large Victorian home in San Francisco. Carter Hayes (Michael Keaton) appears to be the perfect tenant for the downstairs apartment, but soon they find he is not at all what he seems — he may even be dangerous.

When Patty and Drake try to evict him, Carter begins to wage an escalating psychological war on the defenseless couple — one which they can’t afford to lose. If Carter wins, it may cost Patty and Drake their relationship, their home, perhaps even their lives.

Carter Hayes: [To Drake] “You’re a brave and stupid man.”