Eyewitness (1981)


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Movie Info

Fresh off the success of Breaking Away(1979), writer Steve Tesich and director Peter Yates re-team on a thriller starring a young William Hurt as a janitor infatuated with television reporter Sigourney Weaver. When she arrives at his building to interview the tenants about a murder that's occurred on the premises, the janitor, having discovered the body, implies that he knows more than he's saying in order to keep the newswoman interested. Although he reveals nothing more, she does become … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Steve Tesich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 28, 2005
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


as Daryll Deever

as Tony Sokolow

as Aldo Mercer

as Mrs. Sokolow

as Mr. Deever

as Mr. Sokolow

as Israeli Woman

as Lt. Jacobs

as Lt. Black

as Mrs. Deever

as His Son

as Vietnamese

as Vietnamese

as Man at Concert

as Sports Announcer

as Anchorman

as TV Producer

as News Crew

as News Crew

as Video Tape Editor

as Asian Child

as Street Kid

as Man on TV

as Woman on TV
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Critic Reviews for Eyewitness

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

The story gets more and more strained before it's resolved.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

An enjoyable entertainment whose box-office failure was thoroughly undeserved.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Every scene develops characters. And they're developed in such offbeat fidelity to the way people do behave that we get all the more involved in the mystery, just because, for once, we halfway believe it could really be happening.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A thoroughly delightful but far from plausible mystery melodrama that operates exclusively on high spirits and a no-nonsense intelligence that is never sidetracked by coherence.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Yates takes Tesich's basically wobbly story and makes much more out of it, driving the tale and the characters at a hectic pace and providing some truly unnerving moments.

Full Review… | September 11, 2011
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Eyewitness is a thoroughly engrossing thriller.

Full Review… | January 31, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Eyewitness

A great mystery thriller with great actors, I really liked it and I recommend it.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

Fairly good acting but it was a bit strange.

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer


Good cast but lifeless.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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