IMDb > The Bedroom Window (1987)
The Bedroom Window
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Bedroom Window (1987) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 16 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
The Bedroom Window -- Terry is having an affair with his boss's wife, who witnesses an attempted murder from his apartment. He agrees to report the crime himself to keep their liaison a secret but soon becomes caught in a dangerous web. Directed by Oscar winner Curtis Hanson.
The Bedroom Window -- Terry is having an affair with his boss's wife, who witnesses an attempted murder from his apartment. He agrees to report it in an attempt to keep their liaison a secret, but soon becomes a suspect and his troubles turn into a web of crime and duplicity. Directed by Oscar winner Curtis Hanson.


User Rating:
6.3/10   3,148 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 9% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Anne Holden (novel)
Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
View company contact information for The Bedroom Window on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
16 January 1987 (USA) See more »
Innocent of murder. Guilty of love. See more »
Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Excellent overlooked Thriller with the forgotten Steve Guttenberg See more (31 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Steve Guttenberg ... Terry Lambert

Elizabeth McGovern ... Denise

Isabelle Huppert ... Sylvia Wentworth

Paul Shenar ... Collin Wentworth

Carl Lumbly ... Det. Quirke

Wallace Shawn ... Henderson's Attorney
Frederick Coffin ... Det. Jessup

Brad Greenquist ... Carl Henderson
Robert Schenkkan ... State Attorney Peters

Maury Chaykin ... Pool Player
Sara Carlson ... Dancing Girl

Mark Margolis ... Man in Phone Booth

Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Blowsy Neighbor

Penelope Allen ... Judge
Myvanwy Jenn ... Maid
Francis V. Guinan Jr. ... Bartender at Edgar's
Kevin O'Rourke ... Policeman #1
Sydney Conrad Shapiro ... First Victim (as Sydney Conrad)
Wendy Womble ... Receptionist
Libra Marrian ... Secretary
Scott Colson ... Usher
Carl Whitney ... Man in Theatre
Richard McGough ... Policeman #2

Jodi Long ... Cocktail Waitress

Richard K. Olsen ... Late Night Shopper

Leon Rippy ... Seedy Bartender
John Patrick Maloney ... Pool Player's Friend
Kerry Lang ... Waitress at Edgar's
J. Michael Hunter ... Pool Player at Edgar's
Joyce Flick Wendl ... Henderson's Mother
Joyce Greer ... Police Receptionist
Winston Hemingway ... Bailiff
Michael Burgess ... Assistant State Attorney
J. Rich Leonard ... Court Clerk
Craig Jahelka ... TV Newsman
Tobi Marsh ... TV Newswoman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Bard Bayer ... Court Room Skecth Artist (uncredited)

Rick Sawaya ... Policeman (uncredited)
Gary Wheeler ... Neighbor #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Curtis Hanson 
Writing credits
Anne Holden (novel "The Witnesses")

Curtis Hanson (screenplay)

Produced by
Martha De Laurentiis .... producer (as Martha Schumacher)
Robert Towne .... producer
Original Music by
Patrick Gleeson 
Michael Shrieve 
Cinematography by
Gilbert Taylor 
Film Editing by
Scott Conrad 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
Production Design by
Ron Foreman 
Art Direction by
Rafael Caro 
Set Decoration by
Hilton Rosemarin 
Costume Design by
Clifford Capone 
Makeup Department
Milton Buras .... hair stylist
Stefano Fava .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard H. Prince .... unit production manager
Marilyn Stonehouse .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Bruno .... second assistant director
Katy Emde .... first assistant director
José López Rodero .... first assistant director
Leigh Webb .... second assistant director
Art Department
Michel Anderson .... assistant set decorator
David Brace .... lead man
Jim Brinson .... lead carpenter
John C. Cameron .... assistant property master
Michael J. Hall .... propmaker
Loren McNamara .... set dresser
Vincent Peranio .... set buyer: Baltimore
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator (as Jeff Schlatter)
'Polar Bear' Shaw .... set dresser (as Stewart Shaw)
Scott A. Stephens .... property master
Joan Travis .... set dresser
Mark S. Turner .... scenic
Ward Welton .... head painter
Dwain Wilson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound effects
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Arbuckle .... assistant sound editor
Tom Bellfort .... sound effects editor
George Berndt .... adr supervisor
Jim Bridges .... sound transfer
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Don Digirolamo .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Dudeck .... foley editor
Sukey Fontelieu .... sound effects editor
Peter Friedberg .... sound transfer and recording
Ellen Heuer .... foley services: Taj Soundworks
Chris Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Klompus .... cable person
Martin Maryska .... sound editor
Susan Mazzei .... assistant sound editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley services: Taj Soundworks
Dennie Pinson .... cable person
Larry Porche .... boom operator
Jerry Ross .... supervising sound editor
Maggi Travis .... boom operator
Amy Vincent .... assistant sound editor
Jenny Weyman-Cockle .... assistant sound editor
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Bresin .... special effects
Lynn Dodson .... special effects
Greg Hull .... special effects
Ray Massara .... special effects
Erik Cord .... stunts
John Escobar .... utility stunts
Robin Grathwol .... stunts
Bill Hart .... stunts
Jeff Ramsey .... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Rick Sawaya .... stunts
Lincoln Simonds .... stunts
Jeff Smolek .... stunts
Peter Studer .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... gaffer
Sharon Alley .... assistant camera
Howard Baker .... first assistant camera
Carlo Campana .... key grip
Brendan Creadle .... assistant camera
Kevin Day .... gaffer
Rusty Edmonson .... lighting technician
Jeff Kluttz .... dolly grip
Gregory Lundsgaard .... additional camera operator
Sergio Melaranci .... additional camera operator
Bill Mills .... additional camera operator
D.L. 'Pete' Peterson .... crane operator
Derek Russell .... key grip
Peter Taylor .... camera operator
Robert Ulland .... Steadicam operator
Steve Venetis .... best boy
George Whitear .... still photographer
Jay W. Yowler .... generator operator (as Jay Yowler)
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... casting: Wilmington
Mark Fincannon .... casting: Wilmington
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen P. Butler .... costume supervisor
Helen P. Butler .... wardrobe supervisor
Deborah Latham .... wardrobe dresser
Editorial Department
Carolyne Chauncey .... editorial assistant
Tim Craig .... second assistant editor
Christian Wagner .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Stu Cantor .... music supervisor
Murray Deutch .... music supervisor
Spencer Proffer .... music producer
Gary Rocklen .... music editor
Transportation Department
Rick Barefoot .... driver captain
Don Retzer .... transport coordinator
Other crew
Linda Ammons .... production assistant
Douglas Armstrong .... production assistant
Howard Berk .... publicist
Lisa Boland .... assistant auditor
Laura Fattori .... unit location manager
Stephanie A. Fowler .... production assistant
Renata Franceschi .... script supervisor
David Hartley .... location assistant
David Blake Hartley .... location manager
Jordan Hawley .... assistant to producers
Angela Heald .... production coordinator
Gail Hunter .... script supervisor
Sarah Mays .... production secretary
Heather McIntosh .... auditor
Michael Owens .... choreographer
John Perkinson .... production assistant
Randy Polley .... location manager: Baltimore
David K. Riebel .... production assistant (as David Reibel)
Neil Robinson .... dialogue coach: Ms. Huppert
Susan Skeen .... production assistant

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
112 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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 »
Collin Wentworth:Bastard! Grab him! He stabbed my wife. Get him!
[a women screams in the background]
Collin Wentworth:He killed my wife.
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Sabotage (1936)See more »
Beautiful ThiefSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Excellent overlooked Thriller with the forgotten Steve Guttenberg, 20 September 2007
Author: Emaisie39 from United States

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (31 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Bedroom Window (1987)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
a super sweet remake is coming from Kevin Williamson ms-catamaran
The Ending jonathanbeales
lady from shanghai seroe
short sighted people sguphx
Interesting movie posters stuffic
is the third victim juliette lewis? sunnykiss
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Basic Instinct Mr. Brooks The Accused Blade of the Ripper The Cat o' Nine Tails
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.