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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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Jeff Bleckner

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Cornell Woolrich (story), Eric Ellis Overmyer (teleplay) (as Eric Overmyer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Jason Kemp
Daryl Hannah ... Claudia Henderson
Robert Forster ... Detective Charlie Moore
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Antonio Fredericks
Anne Twomey Anne Twomey ... Leila, Jason's Ex-Wife
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Allison Mackie ... Ilene Thorpe / Ilene's Sister
Ali Marsh ... Alison Rothman
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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Rear Window See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Jason: [dictating to his email] "I know that woman's not your wife. I know what you did. I know who you are. And you won't get away with it." Send.
[to Claudia]
Jason: Now we wait.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Vince Vaughn/Lauryn Hill (1998) See more »

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Remake of Hitchcock classic has moments, but it's a pale shadow.
23 November 1998 | by boris-26See all my reviews

First, kudos to Christopher Reeve for pressing ahead with his acting career against incredible odds. The first part of the remake is to make us aware of the trauma of being once active, but now wheelchair bound, and very dependent. The film then glides into the heart of the story. For lack of things to do, Reeves spies on his nieghbors, and he soon thinks the emotional sculptor across the street has killed his wife. As in the original, our hero convinces his girlfriend, nurse, and friend (who happens to be a homicide detective) that murder is just next door. This version is not terribly focused. It's a tale of a crippled man, a plea against domestic violence, and a murder. While Raymond Burr was so compelling in the first film, with his worried teddy bear look, and powerful hands ready to kill James Stewart, this new killer is one dimensional. (He even wears a black t-shirt with a big skull on the chest, so we know he's bad news) His final confrontation with the helpless Reeve is a joke. His long, involved method of trying to kill Reeve makes one think of the long, involved killing methods villians used on Batman and Robin in the old TV series. One of the more frightening moments in the first RW was Grace Kelly snooping in the killer's apartment. The matching scene in the new RW (Now it's a likable Daryl Hannah) has it's moments concerning suspense. Even bound to a wheelchair, and limited to showing emotions, Reeves gives a fine performance. We start to care about his character. I just hope in the future, this always warm actor chooses better screenplays.


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