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Eyewitness (1981)

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Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.

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Mrs. Sokolow
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Mr. Deever
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Linda Mercer
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Israeli Woman (as Sharon Goldman)
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Mr. Long's Son
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Manhattan janitor Daryll Deever is fixated on hard-charging TV commentator, Tony Sokolow; he tapes her commentary daily to watch after work. When a wealthy Vietnamese man, with many shady connections, is murdered in the office building where Daryll works, Tony shows up to cover the story and Daryll introduce himself. She thinks he may know something, so she pursues him; he pretends he might to keep her interested. This romantic cat and mouse game goes on under the watchful eyes of the killers, who think that Daryll and Tony do know something. The killers start their own game of cat and mouse. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Only the best murder cases make the six o'clock news. See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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13 February 1981 (USA)  »

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The Janitor Can't Dance  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$6,400,000
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The television station featured in the film, was the real-life WNEW-TV, which is now the Fox 5 affiliate in New York City, WNYW. See more »

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There is a security camera very obviously placed in the outer office outside of where the murder takes place, yet during the investigation no mention is made of it. However, perhaps (circa 1981) it's a closed-circuit, live feed only (no recordings made), and no one viewing the live security screens noticed anything unusual. See more »

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Aldo Mercer: She's just using you. You're a janitor, you asshole!
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slow but effective
15 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is great fun to see William Hurt, James Woods and Sigourney Weaver at the beginnings of their careers and when they were experiencing a good deal of success. The rest of the cast is top-notch. The story is very interesting and effective, though I found the film a bit uneven and slow.


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