DVD 102 mins IMDB 6.0 (852 votes)
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(7/29/2005 )

John Wood
USA  /  English

William Hurt Daryll Deever
Christopher Plummer Joseph
Sigourney Weaver Tony Sokolow
Morgan Freeman Lieutenant Black
Steven Hill Lieutenant Jacobs
James Woods Aldo Mercer
Irene Worth Mrs. Sokolow
Kenneth McMillan Mr. Deever
Pamela Reed Linda Mercer
Albert Paulsen Mr. Sokolow
Alice Drummond Mrs. Eunice Deever
Sharon Goldman Israeli Woman
Chao Li Chi Mr. Long, International Trading Ltd./Murder Victim
Keone Young Mr. Long's Son
Dennis Sakamoto Vietnamese Man #1

Director Peter Yates
Producer Peter Yates
Writer Steve Tesich
Cinematography Matthew F. Leonetti
Musician Stanley Silverman
User Credit 1 Cynthia Scheider
User Credit 2 Hilary Rosenfeld

When a notorious Vietnamese businessman is murdered in a Manhattan office building, night janitor Daryll Deever (Academy Award®-winner William Hurt) pretends to know about the crime to impress beautiful TV reporter Tony Sokolow (Academy Award®-nominee Sigourney Weaver). Tony wants an exclusive news story. Daryll wants Tony. And now somebody - in a conspiracy that may include his volatile best friend (James Woods), her wealthy fiancé (Christopher Plummer), a determined police lieutenant (Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman), Asian mobsters and more - wants them both dead. As the danger inches closer, is there anyone these two unlikely lovers can trust...including each other?

Steven Hill (Law & Order) co-stars in this acclaimed suspense hit from Oscar®-winning screenwriter Steve Tesich (Breaking Away) and Oscar®-nominated producer/director Peter Yates (Bullitt, The Deep, The Dresser) that New York Magazine calls "completely fresh...a truly romantic thriller!"

Edition Details
Barcode 013131296099
Region Region 1
Release Date 6/28/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Commentary with Producer/Director Peter Yates and Moderator Marcus Hearn
Theatrical Trailer
Personal Details
Purchase Date 7/29/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 You're never more vulnerable than when you've seen too much.
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Trivia: The basement where Deever ('William Hurt' ) works and which plays a vital part in the film, was shot on a set built by production designer Philip Rosenberg at Kaufman Astoria Studios in New York City. (more)

Goofs: Plot holes: There is a security camera very obviously placed in the outer office outside of where the murder takes place- yet nobody ever goes to view the tapes during the investigation (more)

Quotes: Lt. Jacobs: When he was a kid, Aldo must have wanted to be a suspect when he grew up. (more)