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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.

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Jason's breathing tube comes loose and he has to chatter his teeth to get the nurse's attention really happened to Christopher Reeve shortly after his accident. See more »

Quotes

Jason: [dictating to his email] "I know that woman's not your wife. I know what you did. I know who you are. And you won't get away with it." Send.
[to Claudia]
Jason: Now we wait.
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Don't try to change a good thing.
22 January 2001 | by tunette5See all my reviews

Although this re-make is OK as re-makes go, it would be next to impossible for anyone to equal the directing genius of Hitchcock or the mastery of Jimmy Stewart. As terrific an actor Christopher Reeves is, I think he bit off more than he could chew when he tried to re-make the character played by Jimmy Stewart, one of the greatest rated actors in motion picture history. The same goes for Darryl Hannah. She is a good actress, but one could easily argue the superiority of Grace Kelly. I admire the attempts of these people, however, when one ventures to remake a Hitchcock classic like Rear Window, one should stay closer to the original story line. They don't call him the master of suspense for nothing.


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