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Someone's Watching Me! (1978)

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A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

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John Carpenter

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John Carpenter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Hutton ... Leigh Michaels
David Birney ... Paul Winkless
Adrienne Barbeau ... Sophie
Charles Cyphers ... Gary Hunt
Grainger Hines ... Steve
Len Lesser ... Burly Man
John Mahon ... Frimsin
James Murtaugh ... Leone
J. Jay Saunders ... Police Inspector
Michael Laurence ... TV Announcer
George Skaff George Skaff ... Herbert Stiles
Robert Phalen Robert Phalen ... Wayne
Robert Snively Robert Snively ... Groves
Jean Le Bouvier Jean Le Bouvier ... Waitress
James McAlpine James McAlpine ... Slick Man
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A woman is slowly stalked to the brink of madness by a man watching her from the opposite tower block. Her attempts to get the police to take her seriously leave her with no option but to track him down herself. Written by Scott Dawson <sdawson@easynet.co.uk>, edited by Nicolas Barbulesco

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The Lost John Carpenter Suspense Classic - Never Before On Video Or DVD!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

High Rise See more »

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California, USA See more »

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Warner Bros. Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The character Leone is inspired by Sergio Leone, one of John Carpenter's favorite directors. See more »

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Leigh Michaels: [taps Paul's leg] Just testing.
Paul Winkless: Uh-huh, what are you testing?
Leigh Michaels: I have strange fears.
Paul Winkless: Really? What?
Leigh Michaels: Being raped by dwarves. You could've been sitting up there on stilts, I, I had to check.
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References North by Northwest (1959) See more »

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"The lost Carpenter film", the best 70's thriller I've seen.
4 November 2009 | by joshi_3592See all my reviews

This is often referred to as "the lost Carpenter film", and many of you have probably not even heard of this film. Well now that it have finally been released to DVD, I advice all of you that are either John Carpenter or thriller fans to go out and by or rent this immediately. This is a high quality thriller that is packed with Carpenter great ability to create chills and paranoia. This movie may be ahead of it's time as I've noticed these kinda movies got very popular during the 90's. If you like this you'll probably like movies as "Phonebooth" and such. This is definitely the best thriller of the 70's and has a noticeable Alfred Hitchcock feel to it.

I must admit this is far from John Carpenters best movie, but it is far from bad. This was movie the movie he directed right before his biggest success film of all time "Halloween", and if I'm not wrong it was because of this film, that he was chosen specifically to direct it.

I give this film a 9/10.


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