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The Bedroom Window (1987)

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

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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
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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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$12,640,385 (USA)
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The theater sequence was shot in Winston-Salem at the then-new Roger L. Stevens Center for the Performing Arts, now owned by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The dance company is the North Carolina Dance Theater, now Charlotte Ballet. The audience was required to stay in their seats for many, many hours during the filming. See more »

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Man in Phone Booth: Beat it! I mean it!
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Remade as The Bedroom Window See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill
Published by Summy-Birchard Music
Division of Birch Tree Group Ltd.
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Excellent overlooked Thriller with the forgotten Steve Guttenberg
20 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although he rarely gets respect from the critics, Steve Guttenberg was quite a big film star in the 1980's. He made his first impression as a pudgy teenager who gets killed by Gregory Peck in the excellent "Boys From Brazil"(1978). The classic "Diner"(MGM,1982) established him as a fine actor and in "Police Academy"(1984) he was suddenly a buff leading man in a critically maligned yet audience loved box office blockbuster. He was now a "STAR" and the smash hits kept coming: several "Police Academy" sequels, "Short Circuit"(1985) and its sequel, the Oscar-winning classic Ron Howard's "Coccoon"(Universal, 1985) whose pool scene established him as a minor sex symbol, and finally the massive blockbuster "Three Men and a Baby"(Disney, 1987). Director/writer Curtis Hanson then cast him in the excellent Hitchcockian thriller "The Bedroom Window"(1987) alongside another young star of the time Elizabeth McGovern who had made a major impact in "Ragtime"(Paramount, 1981). Now he was a full-fledged star of a Top "A" quality film. This excellent thriller will keep you glued to screen. Hanson's taut direction, the gorgeous cinematography, and the excellent cast will hold your attention. The script has a couple holes but it is still very good. And Guttenberg who had a goofy face and could look geeky if not photographed carefully looks great so this should have been another feather in his cap. However this film tanked. Why I will never know. After this he would have one more big hit with "Three Men and a Little Lady"(Disney, 1990) and that was it. His career never recovered. Nonetheless his best films are definitely worth a look and "The Bedroom Window" is certainly among his best.


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