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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.


Jeff Bleckner


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 »




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 Monique Cintron ... Janet


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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Witnessing the perfect crime made him the perfect target. See more »


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rear Window See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Charlie: Do you remember anything about what happened?
Jason: Well, I remember leaving my office Friday afternoon. I was driving up to the country to have dinner with a client. After that, I'm a total blank until I woke up in ICU.
Charlie: So, you're missing a whole week.
Jason: If you come across it, I'd like to have it back again.
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Remake of Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Hitchcock must be turning over in his grave
22 November 2003 | by tgraffliSee all my reviews

This movie was painful to watch! I thought I would be in for a treat when it showed up on a Saturday afternoon on the Lifetime Network. Boy, was I in for a load of crap. The dialog is the worst I've heard in a long time...even worse than most TV movies. The acting was atrocious, the camera angles were amazingly bad and, overall, there was nothing believable about the entire thing. And yeah, hey, I know Reeve is REALLY paralyzed and in a wheelchair but does that mean he should be given rave reviews because he brilliantly plays a paralyzed man? Okay, I feel for the guy...but this is a really bad movie and I'm not going to pretend it's not for sentimental reasons. Thankfully, the movie just ended. And, though I'm grateful, the ending was so off I didn't even know it was the ending....I would have begun a wave through my living room had I known! Why didn't I change the channel?..something about watching a trainwreck...what do they call it...morbid curiosity.

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