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The Bedroom Window (1987)

Terry has an affair with his boss' wife. From his bedroom window, she sees a rape and murder attempt. Terry reports it to the police as if he saw it. Things get complicated.

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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Taglines:

Adultery ... Murder ... Deception ... See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bedroom Window See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,919,657, 18 January 1987

Gross USA:

$12,640,385

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,640,385
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Steve Guttenberg's autobiography, "The Guttenberg Bible", the original camera crew was fired during the first week and replaced by Producer Dino De Laurentiis with crew members who only spoke Italian. Soon afterwards, Curtis Hanson insisted on hiring Gilbert Taylor to replace the Italian cinematographer. See more »

Quotes

Terry Lambert: Tell me one thing. It was him, wasn't it? The redhead.
Sylvia Wentworth: Let go off me, please.
Terry Lambert: You were sure, weren't you? Right from the beginning. You were sure it was Henderson.
Sylvia Wentworth: Alright, I was sure. Of course I was sure. There's nothing wrong with my eyes.
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Connections

References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill
Published by Summy-Birchard Music
Division of Birch Tree Group Ltd.
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Half-cocked Hitchcock, with intriguing ideas and frustrating lapses...
14 December 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Steve Guttenberg, less offensive than usual, plays a man having an affair with a married woman; when his lover spies an attack on the street from his apartment window she feels the need to report it but doesn't want to give herself away, so he reports it to the police instead, using her description as his eyewitness account. Terrific B-movie premise has most of the markings of a good pulp novel; unfortunately, writer-director Curtis Hanson is too 'classy' for his own good, utilizing a bland, television-like style which hinders the scenario (it could use a bit more grit or sleaze, like a '40s detective magazine, and Hanson is too square). The script has many ingredients for a finely-wrought thriller, but even though the plot is absorbing, it gets more absurd as it progresses. Audiences who find themselves hooked right away probably won't mind much, and Elizabeth McGovern gives her best performance to date as the mugging victim. **1/2 from ****


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