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Eyewitness (1981) Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, James Woods, Christopher Plummer, Morgan Freeman

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EYEWITNESS is a movie written by Steve Tesich and directed by Peter Yates in 1981.

NYC. William Hurt is a janitor obsessed by Sigourney Weaver, a TV journalist. When a man is killed in the building he's working in, he's got the chance to make the acquaintance of Sigourney. To seduce her, he makes Sigourney believe that he knows who's the man responsible for the murder. But the real murderer has listened in by accident to this discussion and will try several times to kill William Hurt.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets

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