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Windows (1980)

Emily is the subject of a perverse obsession by a gay neighbor, Andrea, who not only is in lust with her but hires a rapist in order to get audio tapes of her moaning. Andrea turns peeping ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Willis

Writer:

Barry Siegel
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Cast

Credited cast:
Talia Shire ... Emily Hollander
Joe Cortese ... Bob Luffrono (as Joseph Cortese)
Elizabeth Ashley ... Andrea Glassen
Kay Medford ... Ida Marx
Michael Gorrin ... Sam Marx
Russell Horton ... Steven Hollander
Michael Lipton Michael Lipton ... Dr. Marin
Rick Petrucelli Rick Petrucelli ... Lawrence Obecny
Ron Ryan Ron Ryan ... Detective Swid
Linda Gillen ... Police Woman
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Nick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bryce Bond Bryce Bond ... Voice-over
Ken Chapin Ken Chapin ... Renting Agent
Bette Davis ... Charlotte Vale (archive footage)
Marty Greene Marty Greene ... Ira
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Emily is the subject of a perverse obsession by a gay neighbor, Andrea, who not only is in lust with her but hires a rapist in order to get audio tapes of her moaning. Andrea turns peeping tom and watches Emily with a telescope as she begins a love affair with Detective Luffrono. Written by Dale Berryessa

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Somebody loves Emily... too much See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Final film performance of Kay Medford. See more »

Quotes

Andrea Glassen: Show it.
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Alternate Versions

UK cinema and video versions were heavily cut by 2 minutes 16 secs by the BBFC to edit the opening rape scene. See more »

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Beautifully shot thriller
17 August 2019 | by gridoon2021See all my reviews

"Windows" was directed by noted cinematographer (and frequent Woody Allen collaborator) Gordon Willis, and as one would expect, he has a great eye for artful compositions, creative use of light / shadow, and New York. The film is (nearly) always visually interesting, which helps sustain it through a rather thin story. Elizabeth Ashley is both touching and unsettling, but Talia Shire seemed to have already been typecast into the mousy, "Rocky's wife" type of roles. Trivia: apparently in 1979 you could rent an apartment in Brooklyn Heights for $300 a month!! **1/2 out of 4.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corky See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$311,796, 20 January 1980

Gross USA:

$2,128,395

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,128,395
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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