The People Next Door


1h 33m 1970

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 26 Aug 1970
Production Company
Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.; The People Next Door Co.
Distribution Company
Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the teleplay "The People Next Door" by J. P. Miller on Television Playhouse (CBS, 8 Oct 1968).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

Synopsis

Suburban residents Arthur and Gerrie Mason are shocked to discover their daughter Maxie hallucinating under the influence of LSD. Accusing his musician son Artie of supplying her with drugs, Mason demands that he leave home. Mason then seeks advice from his next door neighbor, high school principal David Hoffman. Hoffman, the father of model son Sandy, advises Mason to get to know his daughter better. The Masons try family therapy, which fails abysmally. During a party Maxie takes STP and is disabled. When Hoffman discovers that Sandy has been Maxie Mason's supplier, he calls the police. Although charges are brought against Sandy, they are dropped because of a technicality. At the hospital where Maxie is being treated, Gerrie becomes infuriated by her daughter's recalcitrance and slaps the adolescent repeatedly, eliciting a positive reaction.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 26 Aug 1970
Production Company
Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.; The People Next Door Co.
Distribution Company
Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the teleplay "The People Next Door" by J. P. Miller on Television Playhouse (CBS, 8 Oct 1968).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (DeLuxe)

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in New York City.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1970