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F-0166

Title:

Someone to Watch Over Me

Category:

S

Produced:

1987

Country:

USA

Released:

Film: Oct 1987 (USA)
DVD: Oct 1999
VHS: Nov 1993; Nov 1996

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writer:

Howard Franklin; Danilo Bach; David Seltzer

Actors:

Tom Berenger (Det. Mike Keegan); Mimi Rogers (Claire Gregory); Lorraine Bracco (Ellie Keegan); Jerry Orbach (Lt. Garber); John Rubinstein (Neil Steinhart); Andreas Katsulas (Joey Venza); Tony DiBenedetto (T.J. - as Tony Di Benedetto in pre-credits); James E. Moriarty (Koontz - as James Moriarty); Mark Moses (Win Hockings); Daniel Hugh Kelly (Scotty); Harley Cross (Tommy Keegan); Joanne Baron (Helen Greening); Anthony Bishop (Waiter); David Berman (Cop #1); Sharon K. Brecke (Bimbo - as Sharon Brecke)

Description:

In Queens, Mike Keegan (Tom Berenger) is celebrating with his wife Ellie (Lorraine Bracco), his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory (Mimi Rogers) witnesses the murder of the owner of the place by the powerful mobster Joey Venza (Andreas Katsulas). Mike is assigned to protect her in the night shift in her apartment in Manhattan. When Venza threatens Claire, the contact of Mike with Claire gets closer and conflicts him, dividing between the love for his family and the heat passion for Claire and the fascination for her world. (Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Claire Gregory has accidentally witnessed a murderer committing his crime. Fortunately she manages to escape and New York cop Mike Keegan is assigned to protect Claire. He risks his job and his marriage when he falls in love with Claire. Will he find the murderer and will he save his marriage? (Harald Mayr)

A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect. In Queens, Mike Keegan (Tom Berenger) is celebrating with his wife Ellie (Lorraine Bracco), his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory (Mimi Rogers) witnesses the murder of the owner of the place by the powerful mobster Joey Venza (Andreas Katsulas). Mike is assigned to protect her in the night shift in her apartment in Manhattan. When Venza threatens Claire, the contact of Mike with Claire gets closer and conflicts him, dividing between the love for his family and the heat passion for Claire and the fascination for her world. (Amazon.com)

This stylish, smart 1987 movie stars Tom Berenger as a New York cop and family man who falls for the rich and beautiful witness (Mimi Rogers) he's assigned to protect. Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) does something here he should be doing a lot more often: directing contemporary film noir with his eye for extraordinary art direction. Berenger and Rogers rise to the occasion, seemingly aware that they're making something special. (Tom Keogh, Amazon.com)

Language:

English

TT:

106 min / 107 min (DVD)

Bach's Music:

Aria from Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Format:

Film: Color (DeLuxe)
DVD: (Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (PAL, Region 2) | (Anamorphic, NTSC, Region 2)
VHS: (NSTC) | (Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC)

Company:

Film: Columbia Pictures Corporation
DVD: Sony Pictures
VHS: Sony Pictures

Comments:

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Region 2] | Amazon.com [Region 2]
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com | Amazon.com

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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