Rear Window (1998)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Kemp
Claudia Henderson
Detective Charlie Moore
Antonio Fredericks
Anne Twomey ...
Leila, Jason's Ex-Wife
Julian Thorpe
Ilene Thorpe / Ilene's Sister
Alison Rothman
Julie Baker ...
Luscious Woman
Professional Woman
Professional Man
Max Chalawsky ...
Marc Holzman ...
Gay Man
Gay Mate


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 <>

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22 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Christopher Reeve initially turned down the lead because he found Eric Overmyer's script to be too melodramatic and not medically accurate pertaining to his post-accident condition. Overmyer rewrote the screenplay, using Reeve's autobiography "Still Me" as a reference and this met with the star's approval. See more »


Thorpe: I'll get to the point: you're gonna die. If you give me the proper password, no one else will get hurt. If you don't, I'm gonna kill her
[points at Alison]
Thorpe: I'm gonna burn this place to the ground and YOU'RE GONNA WATCH!
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28 June 1999 | by (Wokingham, England) – See all my reviews

Gus Van Sant's remake of PSYCHO at least had an interesting premise behind it - is a clone of an art object in itself? We know the answer now :-)

This appalling remake of REAR WINDOW has only one use, and that a cautionary one. You can't improve on perfection.

OK - we all feel sorry for Christopher Reeve. What happened to him shouldn't happen to anybody. But giving him this role was either an act of misplaced kindness or one of cynical exploitation and CR's bank balance is the only thing that has benefited from this total abortion of a remake. Just about everything that was worth having in the original has been fubarred here.

I'll stop here before I become *really* abusive. Avoid this turkey like the plague.

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