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The Bedroom Window
“Audiences in the 1980s had their choice of literally hundreds of thrillers in the mold of Alfred Hitchcock. This is the only one that stars Steve Guttenberg and Isabelle Huppert and is therefore one of my favorites. An early film from Curtis Hanson, who would later direct the neorealist classic 8 MILE.” —Clyde F, postproduction
Directed by Curtis Hanson • 1987 • United States
Starring Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert
Voyeurism, violence, and a wrong man: Hitchcockian themes abound in this clever homage to the Master of Suspense from writer-director Curtis Hanson (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL). Terry (Steve Guttenberg) is a Baltimore bachelor whose romantic tryst with his boss’s wife, Sylvia (Isabelle Huppert), is interrupted when she sees a man attacking a woman (Elizabeth McGovern) from his bedroom window. When the pair subsequently discover that a murder has been committed, Terry offers himself as a witness in order to protect Sylvia—a seemingly innocent cover-up that soon leads him into a web of danger.