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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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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... Jason Kemp
... Claudia Henderson
... Detective Charlie Moore
... Antonio Fredericks
Anne Twomey ... Leila, Jason's Ex-Wife
... Julian Thorpe
... Ilene Thorpe / Ilene's Sister
... Alison Rothman
Julie Baker ... Luscious Woman
... Professional Woman
... Professional Man
Max Chalawsky ... Writer
Marc Holzman ... Gay Man
... Gay Mate
... 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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Witnessing the perfect crime made him the perfect target. See more »


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22 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Fenêtre sur cour  »

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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 »

Quotes

Thorpe: I'll get to the point: you're gonna die. If you give me the proper password, no one else will get hurt. If you don't, I'm gonna kill her
[points at Alison]
Thorpe: I'm gonna burn this place to the ground and YOU'RE GONNA WATCH!
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Remake of Rear Window (1954) See more »

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28 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

Gus Van Sant's remake of PSYCHO at least had an interesting premise behind it - is a clone of an art object in itself? We know the answer now :-)

This appalling remake of REAR WINDOW has only one use, and that a cautionary one. You can't improve on perfection.

OK - we all feel sorry for Christopher Reeve. What happened to him shouldn't happen to anybody. But giving him this role was either an act of misplaced kindness or one of cynical exploitation and CR's bank balance is the only thing that has benefited from this total abortion of a remake. Just about everything that was worth having in the original has been fubarred here.

I'll stop here before I become *really* abusive. Avoid this turkey like the plague.


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