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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.



(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 »


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 <paulklenk@rocketmail.com>

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


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Release Date:

22 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fenêtre sur cour  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) See more »

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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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