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Rear Window (1998)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 22 November 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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 Monique Cintron ... Janet
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Storyline

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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When Jason Kemp (Christopher Reeve) is questioned by Detective Moore (Robert Forster), Kemp tells him he is the architect for a project called "The Woolrich Performing Arts Center". Cornell Woolrich is the author of the story "It Had To Be Murder" (published in Dime Detective Magazine in February 1942), upon which the movie Rear Window is based. See more »

Quotes

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 missing one, ...
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The Focus Is On Christopher Reeve And Not The Fair Remake
19 January 2020 | by Desertman84See all my reviews

"Rear Window" is a remake of the 1954 film by Alfred Hitchcock starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly of the same title. It stars Christopher Reeve in the title role as a quadriplegic as he happens to be one in real life when the film was made after his horse accident in 1995 together with Daryl Hannah and Robert Forster.

The TV movie tells the story of a Jason Kemp,a quadriplegic and a former architect,who is now on a wheelchair.He finds life somewhat boring that he tend to observe on the activities of his neighbor from his window. One day,he finds a neighbor whom he thinks that is involved with the murder of his wife and that he reports the incident to the police and things become interesting from what he believes,what the police believes, and what his colleague and nurse believes.

While the movie is just a fair remake and far from comparable to the 1954 classic,it becomes interesting as we get to see Reeve in making a film while being now a real-life quadriplegic. In his portrayal,we get to see him not truly feeling miserable and down despite being paralyzed. Added to that,we also get to see him provide a great performance enough to merit a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination.

Watch it for Christopher Reeve alone especially if you are a fan and not expecting it being at par with the Hitchcock classic.


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Language:

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Release Date:

22 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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