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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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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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Max Chalawsky ...
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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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Robert Forster is featured in another Alfred Hitchcock remake this year: Psycho (1998). See more »

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Charlie: Did they tell you the first person on the scene was a guy who was a medic in Vietnam?
Jason: Yeah. I was lying there on the pavement. My neck was broken; I wasn't breathing and this guy came along and he literally took a Swiss army knife and dug a hole in my throat and stuck a straw in it and saved my life.
Charlie: Lucky he happened by.
Jason: Sometimes I wish he'd been running five minutes late that night.
[uncomfortable pause]
Jason: Was it my fault?
Charlie: We're not sure yet.
Jason: It's been three weeks.
Charlie: It's been four. You're ...
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Don't try to change a good thing.
22 January 2001 | by (Green Bay, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Although this re-make is OK as re-makes go, it would be next to impossible for anyone to equal the directing genius of Hitchcock or the mastery of Jimmy Stewart. As terrific an actor Christopher Reeves is, I think he bit off more than he could chew when he tried to re-make the character played by Jimmy Stewart, one of the greatest rated actors in motion picture history. The same goes for Darryl Hannah. She is a good actress, but one could easily argue the superiority of Grace Kelly. I admire the attempts of these people, however, when one ventures to remake a Hitchcock classic like Rear Window, one should stay closer to the original story line. They don't call him the master of suspense for nothing.


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