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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.

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Director:
Writers:
Anne Holden (novel)
Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 January 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Innocent of murder. Guilty of love. See more »
Plot:
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:
Close The Window Please See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (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
 
Stunts
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
 

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112 min
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Brad Greenquist's character is named Chris Henderson, not Carl, which is how he is billed on IMDB.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Sabotage (1936)See more »
Soundtrack:
SeductionSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Close The Window Please, 28 September 2007
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

A young man named Terry Lambert (Steve Guttenberg) has a romantic fling with his bosses' wife. With their bedroom "activities" in progress, an outside assault occurs that gets Lambert involved, ultimately in murder.

The film's underlying "all for love" theme is not really credible. Plot contrivances, along with incredulous coincidences and improbable timing imply a screenplay that was not well thought out. Further, the lead role in this film calls for a serious actor who can express some feeling. "Police Academy" Guttenberg, boyish and goofy looking, does not lend credibility to the role. That, combined with a dubious script closes any window of believability in this overwrought thriller. And that's too bad because "The Bedroom Window" does present a fairly engaging noir look, as a result of some great lighting and camera work. Production design is also quite good.

The film's visual style is about all I can recommend in the way of interest. The ending is rather melodramatic, and includes some unintentional humor in some scenes that involve a man in a phone booth.

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