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Rear Window (1998)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 22 November 1998
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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(story), (teleplay) (as Eric Overmyer) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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 ...
Luscious Woman
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Professional Woman
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Professional Man
Max Chalawsky ...
Writer
Marc Holzman ...
Gay Man
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Gay Mate
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Janet
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Storyline

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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Witnessing the perfect crime made him the perfect target. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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22 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fenêtre sur cour  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Reeve initially turned down the lead because he found Eric Ellis 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 »

Quotes

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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Featured in 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) See more »

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An insult to Hitchcock.
6 May 1999 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This movie wasn't really bad... of course it wasn't really good either but Hitchcock remakes are always so bad, and can never equal his original work. This movie pretty much messed up the whole concept of the original "Rear Window", which was excellent.


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