The Bedroom Window

Overview

In director/writer Curtis Hanson's 1987 chiller The Bedroom Window, architect Terry Lambert Steve Guttenberg experiences a most disorienting turn of events when his French lover, Sylvia Isabelle Huppert - the wife of his boss - walks over to the titular window in-between lovemaking sessions and witnesses a mysterious man strangling a helpless victim Elizabeth McGovern. By the time Guttenberg comes to the window, he can see only a crowd of spectators. Because Sylvia wants to avoid a messy involvement in the case ...
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Overview

In director/writer Curtis Hanson's 1987 chiller The Bedroom Window, architect Terry Lambert Steve Guttenberg experiences a most disorienting turn of events when his French lover, Sylvia Isabelle Huppert - the wife of his boss - walks over to the titular window in-between lovemaking sessions and witnesses a mysterious man strangling a helpless victim Elizabeth McGovern. By the time Guttenberg comes to the window, he can see only a crowd of spectators. Because Sylvia wants to avoid a messy involvement in the case which would soil her reputation, ruin her marriage and cost Lambert his job, Guttenberg agrees to pretend that he witnessed the attack. The ruse, of course, leads to a myriad of complications. And meanwhile, with the psycho still on the loose, Lambert sets out to find him.
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Special Features

16x9 Widescreen; English and Spanish Dolby monaural audio; English closed captioning; English and Spanish subtitles
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
The Bedroom Window is a diligent, suspenseful thriller from Curtis Hanson, who started as a proficient director of genre films (The River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle) before receiving widespread acclaim for L.A. Confidential. Hanson's trademark narrative efficiency is on display, making for a tense, focused story that mostly steers clear of predictability. In keeping with the director's minimal flash, leads Steve Guttenberg and Elizabeth McGovern exude comfort and competence, but little of the personality or charisma that would distract from his tight screenplay. Brad Greenquist does, however, make a menacing suspect, sporting a mixture of baby-faced innocence and deep-seated perversion. In one of the film's many nods to Hitchcock, Greenquist's eyes refocus with a murderous new understanding when he makes courtroom eye contact with the woman who witnessed his attack (Isabelle Huppert) -- a bit like the moment in Rear Window when Raymond Burr finally stares back at James Stewart's binoculars. Although the third act loses some steam from its promising predecessors, and there are some noticeably loose plot threads, these elements are too unimportant to undermine this smart little piece of noir entertainment.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • UPC: 012236201373
  • Original Release: 1987
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,506

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Guttenberg Terry Lambert
Elizabeth McGovern Denise
Isabelle Huppert Sylvia Wentworth
Paul Shenar Collin Wentworth
Frederick Coffin Detective Jessup
Wallace Shawn Defense Attorney
Carl Lumbly Detective Quirk
Brad Greenquist Henderson
Penelope Allen Judge
Michael Burgess Assistant State's Attorney
Sara Carlson Dancing Girl
Maury Chaykin Pool Player
Scott Colson Usher
Sydney Conrad First Victim
Joyce Greer Police Receptionist
Francis V. Guinan Jr. Bartender At Edgar's
Winston Hemingway Bailiff
J. Michael Hunter Pool Player
Craig Jahelka TV Newsman
Myvanwy Jenn Maid
Terry Lambert
Kerry Lang Waitress at Edgar's
J. Richard Leonard Court Clerk
Jodi Long Jeanne
John Patrick Maloney Pool Player's Friend
Mark Margolis Man in Phone Booth
Libra Marrian Secretary
Tobi Marsh TV Newswoman
Richard McGough 2nd Policeman
Kate McGregor-Stewart Blowsy Neighbor
Kevin O'Rourke 1st Policeman
Richard Olsen Late Night Shopper
Leon Rippy Seedy Bartender
Robert Schenkkan State's Attorney Peters
Joyce Flick Wendl Henderson's Mother
Carl Whitney Man in Theater
Wendy Womble Receptionist
Technical Credits
Curtis Hanson Director, Screenwriter
Jon Butcher Songwriter
Raun Butcher Songwriter
Clifford Capone Costumes/Costume Designer
Rafael Caro Art Director
W.C. Clark Songwriter
Mary Colquhoun Casting
Scott Conrad Editor
Erik Cord Stunts
Bill Daly Sound/Sound Designer
Martha de Laurentiis Producer
Lamont Dozier Songwriter
Stefano Fava Makeup
Ron Foreman Production Designer
Patrick Gleeson Score Composer
Bill Hart Stunts
Tony Haynes Songwriter
Mildred J. Hill Songwriter
Patty S. Hill Songwriter
Brian Holland Songwriter
Edward Holland Songwriter
Richard James Songwriter
Mike Kendred Songwriter
Felix Mendelssohn Score Composer
Dennis Nelson Songwriter
Michael Owens Choreography
Robert Palmer Songwriter
Jeff Ramsey Stunts
Thomas Rosaies Stunts
Hilton Rosemarin Set Decoration/Design
Martha Schumacher Producer
Michael Shrieve Score Composer
Lincoln Simonds Stunts
Jeff Smolek Stunts
Gilbert Taylor Cinematographer
Robert Towne Executive Producer, Producer, Screenwriter
Danny Wilde Songwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bedroom Window
1. Main Title/Assault [9:56]
2. False Witness [11:04]
3. The Line Up [7:53]
4. Following a Hunch [10:45]
5. Star Witness [5:43]
6. The Trial [10:24]
7. Suspicion [11:11]
8. Becoming a Suspect [11:18]
9. Hiding Out [9:58]
10. The Plan [15:01]
11. Plan Gone Awry [7:36]
12. End Credits [2:29]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bedroom Window
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   Chapters
   Set Up
      Audio: English 2.0
      Audio: Spanish 2.0
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
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