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The Bedroom Window (1987)

Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

Anne Holden (novel), Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Terry Lambert
Elizabeth McGovern ... Denise
Isabelle Huppert ... Sylvia Wentworth
Paul Shenar ... Collin Wentworth
Carl Lumbly ... Det. Quirke
Wallace Shawn ... Henderson's Attorney
Frederick Coffin ... Det. Jessup
Brad Greenquist ... Carl Henderson
Robert Schenkkan ... State Attorney Peters
Maury Chaykin ... Pool Player
Sara Carlson Sara Carlson ... Dancing Girl
Mark Margolis ... Man in Phone Booth
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Blowsy Neighbor
Penelope Allen ... Judge
Myvanwy Jenn Myvanwy Jenn ... Maid
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Storyline

Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't want to expose their relationship and so is reluctant about talking to the police. Terry, wanting to help, gives the police the description of the attacker. He soon becomes the main suspect in the case. He then sets to find the real rapist/killer with some help from victim Denise. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A romantic thriller in the tradition of the master of suspense. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Falso testigo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,919,657, 18 January 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,640,385
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Steve Guttenberg, Dino De Laurentiis wanted to cast him as Terry because he felt that having him in the role would put a spin on it. Steve would be somebody people would not expect to see in that situation. See more »

Quotes

Man in Phone Booth: Beat it! I mean it!
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Remade as The Bedroom Window See more »

Soundtracks

Hyperactive
Performed by Robert Palmer
Written by Robert Palmer, Dennis Nelson and Tony Haynes
Courtesy of Island Records
Published by Bungalow Music, N.V., Ackee Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Island Music, Inc. and Les Etoiles de la Musique (BMI)
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Good premise, mixed results
18 June 2012 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

If Alfred Hitchcock had still been alive and making movies when "The Bedroom Window" project had been green-lit by the studio, I'm sure he would have been offered the job as director. Indeed, the premise of the movie fits comfortable with many of the movies he made. However, I am pretty sure the Master of Suspense would have not only insisted on the script being rewritten, he would have insisted on someone else being in the lead. The script should have been a lot tighter; the movie runs on much longer than it should have. Also, the characters in the movie make a lot of stupid decisions that lengthen the crisis, when characters of even average intelligence would have done a lot smarter things. And while Steve Guttenberg has been okay in other movies, here he is extremely miscast. His performance just adds to the air of dumbness that surrounds his character.

In fairness, while the movie is stretched out, I can't say that there are any boring sections anywhere. And there are some well-executed moments that I think Hitchcock would have approved of. Still, I don't think this is a movie to actively seek out - wait until it crosses your path, preferably as a free screening.


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