The Man in the Attic

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The Man in the Attic ★½ 1994 (R)

Harris certainly leaves his “Doogie Howser” past behind as he takes a grownup turn in an erotic thriller based on a true case history from the early 20th century, gathered from the book “Sex and the Criminal Mind.” Teenaged Edward (Harris) has a blazing affair with married, mature Krista (Archer), who does indeed hide her young lover in the family attic when her clueless husband (Cariou) returns home at night. But such consuming passion can hardly be kept a secret for long—and takes a decidedly deadly turn. 97m/C VHS . Anne Archer, Neil Patrick Harris, Len Cariou, Alex Carter; D: Graeme Campbell; W: Duane Poole, Tom Swale; C: Dick Bush; M: Lou Natale. CABLE

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