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Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Terry Lambert
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Denise
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Sylvia Wentworth
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Collin Wentworth
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Det. Quirke
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Henderson's Attorney
Frederick Coffin ...
Det. Jessup
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Carl Henderson
Robert Schenkkan ...
State Attorney Peters
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Pool Player
Sara Carlson ...
Dancing Girl
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Man in Phone Booth
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Blowsy Neighbor
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Judge
Myvanwy Jenn ...
Maid
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Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't want to expose their relationship and so is reluctant about talking to the police. Terry, wanting to help, gives the police the description of the attacker. He soon becomes the main suspect in the case. He then sets to find the real rapist/killer with some help from victim Denise. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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16 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Das Schlafzimmerfenster  »

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$12,640,385 (USA)
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According to Steve Guttenberg's autobiography, 'The Guttenberg Bible', the original camera crew was fired during the first week and replaced by Dino De Laurentiis by crew members who only spoke Italian. Soon afterwards, Curtis Hanson insisted on hiring Gilbert Taylor to replace the Italian cinematographer. See more »

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Brad Greenquist's character is named Chris Henderson, not Carl, which is how he is billed on IMDB. See more »

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References Sabotage (1936) See more »

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Neat Hitchcock-type thriller with unconvincing twists...
17 October 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of thriller you'd expect Alfred Hitchcock to do with someone like James Stewart or Cary Grant as everyman.

Here we have STEVE GUTTENBERG as the man in big trouble after witnessing a murder from his lover's bedroom window. He's having an affair with the boss' wife and nobly tells her that he'll give details of the assailant (which she saw) to keep their affair hidden from her husband. So far, so good. The story is stylishly photographed with the appropriate menacing mood and atmosphere.

But he soon becomes the man suspected of the crime and it's from that point on that the plot contrivances become just a little too implausible, straining credibility until the very suspenseful ending. Too bad. Otherwise, it's a tricky piece of entertainment and well worth watching.

ISABELLE HUPPERT has a little trouble getting her lines across with her French accent being quite a handicap but she's beautiful to look at. ELIZABETH McGOVERN does a nice job as Guttenberg's partner in finding the real killer.

It moves quickly under writer/director CURTIS HANSON's direction. While many consider it "counterfeit Hitchcock", it's still worth a look.


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