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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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Adapted from Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" 1954 film by a collective of Cantonese filmmakers to commemorate the death of comedian Yi Qiushui.

Directors: Pei Chan, Wui Ng, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Xuexian Bai, Chau-Sang Cheung, Wood-Yau Cheung
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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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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 »

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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.
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Jason: Was it my fault?
Charlie: We're not sure yet.
Jason: It's been three weeks.
Charlie: It's been four. You're ...
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Referenced in Heart of a Hero: A Tribute to Christopher Reeve (2006) See more »

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Terrible
26 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

This movie is so bad it does not deserve to bear the name of one of the greatest movies ever made. About the same as painting a VW red and calling it a Ferrari. Throughout the movie Hannah and Reed seemed to be disinterested in each other until the last scene when they suddenly kiss and pledge everlasting love. Where is this building? How can there be so many titillating scenes going on at the same time in full view? Doesn't anyone ever close the shades? Is this movie about a voyer or an entire population of exibitionists? I am ashamed to say that I watched the entire movie, but I was fascinated that a remake of such a great movie could be so utterly bad.


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