Union City (1979)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Post-Noir (Modern Noir), Paranoid Thriller, Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Mark Reichart wrote and directed this disturbing tale of mounting paranoia, based on a story by Cornell Woolrich. Harlan (Dennis Lipscomb) is a New Jersey businessman who becomes obsessed with trying to catch the person who has been stealing sips from the milk bottle delivered to his doorstep every morning. His wife Lillian (Debbie Harry) complacently puts up with her husband's increasingly bizarre behavior. Harlan finally goes off the deep end when he captures the culprit --a homeless Vietnam War veteran (Sam McMurray). He reacts with such fury that he bashes the man's head in. Then, to hide his crime, he conceals the body in a Murphy bed in the abandoned apartment next door.

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accident, bum, homemaker, killing, murder, on-the-run, paranoia