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Rear Window (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  22 November 1998 (USA)
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Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.

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Jason Kemp
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Claudia Henderson
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Detective Charlie Moore
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Antonio Fredericks
Anne Twomey ...
Leila, Jason's Ex-Wife
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Julian Thorpe
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Ilene Thorpe / Ilene's Sister
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Alison Rothman
Julie Baker ...
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Professional Woman
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Professional Man
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Gay Man
David Pittu ...
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Janet
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A recently paralyzed architect, Jason Kemp, believes he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window. Jason's colleague, Claudia, quickly becomes his partner in trying to solve the mysterious puzzle that lies in the apartment across the way. The more-than-patient detective, Moore, grudgingly responds to their repeated calls and accusations, but believes Jason's imagination is getting the best of him. Determined to uncover the truth, Jason continues to dig deeper - eventually finding himself locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Written by Paul Klenk <paulklenk@rocketmail.com>

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When Jason Kemp (Christopher Reeve) is questioned by Detective Moore (Robert Forster), Kemp tells him he is the architect for a project called "The Woolrich Performing Arts Center". Cornell Woolrich is the author of the story "It Had To Be Murder" (published in Dime Detective Magazine in February 1942), upon which the movie Rear Window is based. See more »

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Hitchcock must be turning over in his grave
22 November 2003 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

This movie was painful to watch! I thought I would be in for a treat when it showed up on a Saturday afternoon on the Lifetime Network. Boy, was I in for a load of crap. The dialog is the worst I've heard in a long time...even worse than most TV movies. The acting was atrocious, the camera angles were amazingly bad and, overall, there was nothing believable about the entire thing. And yeah, hey, I know Reeve is REALLY paralyzed and in a wheelchair but does that mean he should be given rave reviews because he brilliantly plays a paralyzed man? Okay, I feel for the guy...but this is a really bad movie and I'm not going to pretend it's not for sentimental reasons. Thankfully, the movie just ended. And, though I'm grateful, the ending was so off I didn't even know it was the ending....I would have begun a wave through my living room had I known! Why didn't I change the channel?..something about watching a trainwreck...what do they call it...morbid curiosity.


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