The Tenants (2006)

The Tenants
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Period, Urban
Keywords 1970s, New York, novel, race relations, writing
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jon Kruyper Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
David W DuBois Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Michael Duthie Editor n/a 172 7000001
Bernard Malamud Source Material (from novel: "Tenants") 120786 4000002
David Diamond Screenplay (adaptation) 120778 4000001
Elisa Salinas Executive Producer n/a 174 3000013
Manfred Heid Executive Producer n/a 174 3000014
Ted Chung Co-Producer n/a 170 3000015
Leigh Gorman Music n/a 120781 8000001
Simon Dobbin Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sean Skinner Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Sean McCormack Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000002
Kami Asgar Sound Supervisor n/a 120883 14000003
Peggy Schnitzer Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Shauna Tocchet Casting Assistant n/a 177 10000003
Barbara Fiorentino Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Rebecca Mangieri Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
M. Dal Walton III Executive Producer n/a 174 3000012
John McAdams Executive Producer n/a 174 3000011
Seymour Cassel Actor Levenspiel 1 1000006
Danny Green Director n/a 2 2000001
Holly Wiersma Producer n/a 3 3000001
Nikki Crawford Actor Mary 1 1000005
Aldis Hodge Actor Sam 1 1000004
Snoop Dogg Actor Willie Spearmint 1 1000002
Rose Byrne Actor Irene Bell 1 1000003
Randall Emmett Producer n/a 3 3000002
Heidi Jo Markel Producer n/a 3 3000003
Andreas Theismeyer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Josef Lautenschlager Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Dylan McDermott Executive Producer n/a 174 3000010
Gerd Koechlin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
George Furla Producer n/a 3 3000006
Lati Dana Grobman Producer n/a 3 3000004
Chris Bongirne Producer n/a 3 3000005
Dylan McDermott Actor Harry Lesser 1 1000001
Harry Lesser, a Jewish-American writer who is the last remaining tenant in an abandoned New York apartment building, is desperately trying to finish his novel. One day he discovers he is not alone. African-American writer Willie Spearmint is using the space to come to terms with his "violent and socially-oppressed" past through his work. The two men come to an uneasy peace, living in the building and working with and against each other as they pursue finishing their novels. As distrust grows between them, the uneasy friendship falls to the wayside, replaced by jealousy, rage and violence.