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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

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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
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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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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 »

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Charlie: Run that by me again.
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Claudia: So what do you think?
Charlie: Aside from no body, no witnesses, no evidence whatsoever that a crime was committed... as crackpot theories go, very plausible.
Jason: Are you cynical, Charlie, or just apathetic?
Charlie: Did you see this murder?
Jason: I heard it.
Charlie: You heard them fighting, which married ...
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The absolute pits!
9 January 2008 | by mike-1730See all my reviews

What on earth was the point of this load of dross? I presume it was a vehicle for Mr Reeve? Hitchcock's Rear Window, was one of the greatest suspense films ever, the only suspense here was how long could I keep awake. Robert Forster ought to have known better, he is a superb actor and is just about the only character in this movie one can recognise as being bothered. Teleplays, with some honourable exceptions, are usually crap, but there was more wood in this script than in Sherwood Forest. Leave well alone when it comes to attempting to remake the classic movies, I admired Christopher Reeve for his heroic struggle against adversity, he will be remembered for doing many better things than this. If only I could have given it nought out of ten. DREADFUL.


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