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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 »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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No One Believes Her
7 October 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The TV director Leigh Michaels (Lauren Hutton) moves from New York to the fancy apartment building Arkham Tower in Los Angeles to forget a relationship. She is hired by a local television and befriends the lesbian assistant Sophie (Adrienne Barbeau). Then she dates the philosophy professor Paul Winkless (David Birney) and starts a relationship with him. Leigh is a woman that likes to joke and out of the blue she receives gifts and strange phone calls. Soon she realizes that a stranger is stalking her driving her mad with phone calls, gifts and letters. Leigh and Paul decide to go to the police but the police inspector tells that he cannot do anything to help her. Leigh decides to investigate the opposite tower block, she witness the stranger killing Sophie. She calls the police but no one but Paul believes her. What can she do?

"Someone's Watching Me!" is one of the first movies by John Carpenter and homage to Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Windown". Despite the low budget since it is made for television, the story holds the attention of the viewer until the last scene. The cat-and-mouse game between the stalker and Leigh is tense and full of suspense with great performance of Lauren Hutton. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Alguém Me Vigia" ("Someone's Watching Me")


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