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The Bedroom Window (1987)

Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

Anne Holden (novel), Curtis Hanson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Guttenberg ... Terry Lambert
Elizabeth McGovern ... Denise
Isabelle Huppert ... Sylvia Wentworth
Paul Shenar ... Collin Wentworth
Carl Lumbly ... Det. Quirke
Wallace Shawn ... Henderson's Attorney
Frederick Coffin ... Det. Jessup
Brad Greenquist ... Carl Henderson
Robert Schenkkan ... State Attorney Peters
Maury Chaykin ... Pool Player
Sara Carlson Sara Carlson ... Dancing Girl
Mark Margolis ... Man in Phone Booth
Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Blowsy Neighbor
Penelope Allen ... Judge
Myvanwy Jenn Myvanwy Jenn ... Maid
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Storyline

Terry is having an affair with his boss' wife Sylvia. One night after an office party they are together and Sylvia witnesses an attack on Denise from Terry's bedroom window. She doesn't want to expose their relationship and so is reluctant about talking to the police. Terry, wanting to help, gives the police the description of the attacker. He soon becomes the main suspect in the case. He then sets to find the real rapist/killer with some help from victim Denise. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A violent crime. A secret affair. A single witness. And nothing is what it appears to be through... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Falso testigo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,919,657, 18 January 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,640,385
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Steve Guttenberg, Dino De Laurentiis wanted to cast him as Terry because he felt that having him in the role would put a spin on it. Steve would be somebody people would not expect to see in that situation. See more »

Quotes

Det. Jessup: [Henderson is about to crash his car into the police car] Ah shit!
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Thief
Performed by Ava Cherry
Written by Raun & Jon Butcher
Produced by Spencer Proffer for Pasha
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
Published by The Grand Pasha Publisher
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Don't take it too seriously - just enjoy!
24 August 2007 | by GreensleevesSee all my reviews

This thriller would have made a great Hitchcock movie. As it stands, it's not too bad but it could have been so much better. However, any film that can engage the attention for nearly two hours must have something going for it and this does have an intriguing story line. It also has the advantage of a good cast, Steve Guttenberg is his usual affable self doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, Elizabeth McGovern brings a wonderful hard edge to her performance and Isabelle Huppert is beautiful but nasty. Brad Greenquist manages to imbue his role with a sinister quality without saying barely a word. The plot doesn't really hold up unfortunately and there are plenty of scenes that stretch credulity just too far. However if you are prepared to accept the film on just a surface level you will find yourself nicely entertained.


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