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Windows (1980)

Emily is the subject of a perverse obsession by a gay neighbor, Andrea, who not only is in lust with her but hires a rapist in order to get audio tapes of her moaning. Andrea turns peeping ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Willis

Writer:

Barry Siegel
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Cast

Credited cast:
Talia Shire ... Emily Hollander
Joe Cortese ... Bob Luffrono (as Joseph Cortese)
Elizabeth Ashley ... Andrea Glassen
Kay Medford ... Ida Marx
Michael Gorrin ... Sam Marx
Russell Horton Russell Horton ... Steven Hollander
Michael Lipton Michael Lipton ... Dr. Marin
Rick Petrucelli Rick Petrucelli ... Obecny
Ron Ryan Ron Ryan ... Detective Swid
Linda Gillen ... Police Woman
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... Nick
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Bryce Bond Bryce Bond ... Voice-over
Ken Chapin Ken Chapin ... Renting Agent
Bette Davis ... Charlotte Vale (archive footage)
Marty Greene Marty Greene ... Ira
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Emily is the subject of a perverse obsession by a gay neighbor, Andrea, who not only is in lust with her but hires a rapist in order to get audio tapes of her moaning. Andrea turns peeping tom and watches Emily with a telescope as she begins a love affair with Detective Cortese. Written by Dale Berryessa

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It does no good to lock the doors. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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16 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1980 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Ventanas See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Gross USA:

$2,128,395
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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According to Woody Allen, this film's title was originally one of the choices for his 1978 film "Interiors", which was photographed by Gordon Willis. See more »

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Andrea Glassen: Please... don't hurt me. Please... don't hurt me. *Please*... don't hurt me. Please... don't hurt me. Don't hurt me. Please. Please. Please don't hurt me. Please don't hurt me. Please don't hurt me. Please don't hurt me. Please.
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UK cinema and video versions were heavily cut by 2 minutes 16 secs by the BBFC to edit the opening rape scene. See more »

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And I don't do windows
5 October 2003 | by sol-kaySee all my reviews

**SPOILERS**Ridiculous movie about a crazed lesbian Andrea, Liz Ashley, who is so obsessed with Emily, Talia Shire, that she gets some degenerate taxi driver Lawrence don't call me Larry, Rick Petrucelli, to break into Emily's apartment and force her to sob and shriek into a tape recorder so Andrea can later listen to it to her hearts desire.

With Lawrence so stupid that one afternoon when he picks up Emily, what a coincidence in his cab he blows his cover by insisting that he knows her from somewhere; yeah jerk you know her from assaulting her a few days ago. Which has Emily take notice of him and call the police to have him arrested.

With Andrea so jealous of anyone that she suspects of standing in the way between her and Emily that she slashes them to death including Emily's 70 year old neighbor Mr. Marx ,Michael Gorrin, and even Emily's cat Jennie. "Windows" has the heaviest breathing that I ever herd in a movie! Breathing that would rival any porno film and even make the most obscene phone callers blush.

Talia Shire comes across very unconvincing as the damsel in distress from the big bad Liz who seems to have trouble trying to look terrified or even scared of her. There's also an interesting side note to the movie: Emily's male love interest Joseph Cortese, Det. Bob Luffrono, looks so much like Salvestor Stallone that for a moment I thought that I was watching "Rocky II". "Windows" is only good for some unintentional laughs which you get a lot of in it.


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