An affectionate couple finds their home-buying plan turned upside down by a sociopath renter in the real-estate-themed thriller Pacific Heights (1990). Patty (Melanie Griffith) and Drake (Matthew Modine) figure they’ve found the perfect way to afford their dream house––a late-nineteenth-century Victorian mansion on the Pacific coast. By renting out the downstairs floors to tenants, the couple plans to pay down their high six-figure mortgage and enjoy life on the scenic top floors. Unfortunately they do a poor job of screening their renters, because one of them turns out to be a menacing sadist who uses the full leverage of the law to his advantage. Most of John Schlesinger’s film focuses on the conflict with this tenant from hell, but the director does pull back to allow costar Beverly D’Angelo the opportunity to make a security deposit of her own––a priceless flash of front and bottom.