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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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Leila, Jason's Ex-Wife
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Ilene Thorpe / Ilene's Sister
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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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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: Run that by me again.
Jason: So, he makes bail, he comes home and he tell her he's gonna leave her for another woman. She threatens to testify against him and ruin his life. They have a drag-out fight and this time, he kills her.
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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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Vince Vaughn/Lauryn Hill (1998) See more »

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The absolute pits!
9 January 2008 | by See 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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