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Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Det. Mike Keegan
... Claire Gregory
... Ellie Keegan
... Lt. Garber
... Neil Steinhart
... Joey Venza
Tony DiBenedetto ... T.J. (as Tony Di Benedetto)
James E. Moriarty ... Koontz (as James Moriarty)
... Win Hockings
... Scotty
... Tommy Keegan
... Helen Greening
Anthony Bishop ... Waiter
David Berman ... Cop #1
Sharon K. Brecke ... Bimbo (as Sharon Brecke)
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Storyline

In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the place by the powerful mobster Joey Venza. Mike is assigned to protect her in the night shift in her apartment in Manhattan. When Venza threatens Claire, the contact of Mike with Claire gets closer and conflicts him, dividing between the love for his family and the heat passion for Claire and the fascination for her world. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Where protection ends, obsession begins. See more »


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9 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Detektiv i dama  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,908,796, 12 October 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,278,549
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Two relatively new actresses were cast in the film by director Ridley Scott. He said: "Casting is a very thought-provoking process. By the time I've seen actors enough times, I start to get my own gut instincts about what they can do, who they are, and how they're going to deal with the material. By the time principal photography begins, frankly it makes no difference to me whether I'm dealing with an experienced actor or dealing with somebody who's relatively new. Somebody who is relatively new will sometimes be a little rough around the edges but they bring something dynamic to the film partially because of their naivete. If you can tap that, it's great. The constant battle is to retain freshness". See more »

Goofs

The newspaper which Mike is carrying on his way to his first shift guarding Claire has the word "SUPERMEN!" on the back page. He is carrying an identical newspaper three or four days later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Det. Mike Keegan: Hey! We got food back there, you know; all right? Hey, thanks for comin' - good to see ya. Come on in, get a drink. T.J...
T.J.: Yeah?
Det. Mike Keegan: Set 'em up with a drink.
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Referenced in Battlestar Galactica: Someone to Watch Over Me (2009) See more »

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Aria
(from "Goldberg Variations")
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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So powerful yet so underrated
21 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

How has Tom Berenger slipped out of the view of Hollywood? This man is a real talent, who conveys the confusion and pathos of an untenable situation with passion, conviction and realism.

Scott makes the tension palpable, and the supporting cast is so well rounded that IMHO it makes one of the best ever cinematic experiences. Mimi Rogers puts in a credible performance as a tortured socialite and the thrill of the chase makes for some startling and real scenes which keep you on the edge of your seat. If you want great entertainment without the hugest cerebral challenge (!) this is a fab way to spend an evening.


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