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Open Window (2006)

R | | Drama | September 2006 (USA)
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The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.


Mia Goldman


Mia Goldman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Tunney ... Izzy Fieldston
Joel Edgerton ... Peter Delaney
Cybill Shepherd ... Arlene Fieldston
Matt Keeslar ... The Rapist
Scott Wilson ... Eddie Delaney
Shirley Knight ... Dr. Ann Monohan
Elliott Gould ... John Fieldston
Justin Ashforth ... Larry
Michaela Conlin ... Miranda
Alanna Ubach ... Kim
Samuel Gould Samuel Gould ... Dr. Rotblatt
Donn Swaby ... Greg
Devon Michaels ... Manny
Michele Nordin ... Sarah (as Michelle Nordin)
Robert Harvey ... Carlton Stevens


The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


When bad things happen to good people...



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence involving rape, language, some sexuality and nudity | See all certifications »

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User Reviews

The Aftermath of Physical Invasion
25 April 2011 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

Mia Goldman both wrote and directed this fine little film that deals with the butterfly effect of an event affecting a whole family. The subtlety of the film is enhanced by unforced, subtle performances by a solid cast and further enhanced by a quality of filming (cinematographer Dennis Maloney) that creates disturbing images without obsessing over them.

Photographer Izzy (Robin Tunney) is deeply in love with Peter (Joel Edgerton) whose lives are brutally assaulted when Izzy is raped. Unable to cope with the concept and in the midst of a healing phase, Izzy and Peter breakup, consoled by Izzy's mother Arlene (Cybil Shepherd) and father John (Elliott Gould). Once the incident that is the driver of this story is revealed and discussed, the ramifications are bitter. How Izzy and Peter survive the ordeal is beautifully and subtly written and acted. Cameo roles by Scott Wilson and Shirley Knight add depth to the story. This film has some very disturbing moments, but the subject of rape has always and will always be a disturbing topic. How writer/director Goldman handles this is one of the finest moments on film.

It is a pleasure to see Robin Tunney, best known now for her ongoing role on televisions 'The Mentalist', tackle a role so demanding and make us stay with her character all the way. Joel Edgerton is also exception in a tough role. In all, this is one of those unnoticed films that deserves a larger audience.

Grady Harp

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Release Date:

September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fever See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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