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Rear Window (1998)

Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.

Director:

Jeff Bleckner

Writers:

Cornell Woolrich (story), Eric Ellis Overmyer (teleplay) (as Eric Overmyer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Jason Kemp
Daryl Hannah ... Claudia Henderson
Robert Forster ... Detective Charlie Moore
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Antonio Fredericks
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Leila, Jason's Ex-Wife
Ritchie Coster ... Julian Thorpe
Allison Mackie ... Ilene Thorpe / Ilene's Sister
Ali Marsh ... Alison Rothman
Julie Baker Julie Baker ... Luscious Woman
Maggie Kiley ... Professional Woman
Peter Giles ... Professional Man
Max Chalawsky Max Chalawsky ... Writer
Marc Holzman Marc Holzman ... Gay Man
David Pittu ... Gay Mate
Monique Cintron ... Janet
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A recently paralyzed architect, Jason Kemp, believes he has witnessed a murder from his apartment window. Jason's colleague, Claudia, quickly becomes his partner in trying to solve the mysterious puzzle that lies in the apartment across the way. The more-than-patient detective, Moore, grudgingly responds to their repeated calls and accusations, but believes Jason's imagination is getting the best of him. Determined to uncover the truth, Jason continues to dig deeper - eventually finding himself locked in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Written by Paul Klenk <paulklenk@rocketmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fenêtre sur cour See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Christopher Reeve initially turned down the lead because he found Eric Ellis Overmyer's script to be too melodramatic and not medically accurate pertaining to his post-accident condition. Overmyer rewrote the screenplay, using Reeve's autobiography "Still Me" as a reference and this met with the star's approval. See more »

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Charlie: Did they tell you the first person on the scene was a guy who was a medic in Vietnam?
Jason: Yeah. I was lying there on the pavement. My neck was broken; I wasn't breathing and this guy came along and he literally took a Swiss army knife and dug a hole in my throat and stuck a straw in it and saved my life.
Charlie: Lucky he happened by.
Jason: Sometimes I wish he'd been running five minutes late that night.
[uncomfortable pause]
Jason: Was it my fault?
Charlie: We're not sure yet.
Jason: It's been three weeks.
Charlie: It's been four. You're ...
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It is not just another remake
22 November 2003 | by tlaycock-3See all my reviews

It is not just another remake. They destroyed what was a good story line.

Christopher Reeve plays on everyone's sympathy because he was paralyzed. He should have stopped acting before he made this show. It was pure trash. Next try to make something.


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