Across the Hall

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Across the Hall
Across the Hall.jpg
Theaterical released poster
Directed byAlex Merkin
Produced byJeff Bowler
Stephen Fromkin
Marco Garibaldi
Written byAlex Merkin
Jesse Mittelstadt
Julien Schwab
StarringMike Vogel
Brittany Murphy
Danny Pino
Natalie Smyka
Music byBobby Tahouri
CinematographyAndrew Carranza
Edited byAlex Merkin
Distributed byImage Entertainment
Release date
  • August 27, 2009 (2009-08-27) (Germany)
  • October 30, 2009 (2009-10-30) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$4 million

Across the Hall is a 2009 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Alex Merkin and starring Mike Vogel, Danny Pino and Brittany Murphy. It is based on the 2005 short film of the same name and is the last film released in Murphy's lifetime.[1]

Plot synopsis[edit]

Convinced that his fiancee (Brittany Murphy) is cheating on him, a man (Danny Pino) follows her to a hotel and calls his best friend (Mike Vogel) to help him avoid a calamity.


  • Mike Vogel as Julian, Terry's best friend who cheats with June.
  • Danny Pino as Terry, the husband who gets cheated on by June with Julian.
  • Brittany Murphy as June, the beautiful girl who cheats on Terry with Julian.
  • Natalie Smyka as Anna, Julian's former lover who figures out Julian is cheating with June and refuses to help him.
  • Brad Greenquist as The Porter, the hotel's only employee, who helps guests register and get to their rooms.

Critical response[edit]

The film has been praised by its stylish manufacture and outstanding performance by the main actors. The contrast between the emotions experienced by the main characters against the background of the rundown hotel and the formality of the porter has been pointed out as a great plot device.[2] Nevertheless, some critics believe that the expansion of the short feature into a longer film was not entirely successful.[3]


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