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Eyewitness (1981)

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Peter Yates' thriller stars William Hurt as Daryll, a maintenance man obsessed with TV newswoman Tony Sokolow (Sigourney Weaver). When a murder takes place in Daryll's building, Tony arrives to report on the crime; to get close to her, Daryll fabricates an eyewitness account of the slaying.

Cast

William Hurt
as Daryll Deever
Sigourney Weaver
as Tony Sokolow
James Woods
as Aldo Mercer
Irene Worth
as Mrs. Sokolow
Kenneth McMillan
as Mr. Deever
Albert Paulsen
as Mr. Sokolow
Sharon Goldman
as Israeli Woman
Steven Hill
as Lt. Jacobs
Morgan Freeman
as Lt. Black
Alice Drummond
as Mrs. Deever
Keone Young
as His Son
Dennis Sakamoto
as Vietnamese
Henry Yuk
as Vietnamese
Jo Davidson
as Man at Concert
Bill Mazer
as Sports Announcer
John Roland
as Anchorman
James Ray Weeks
as TV Producer
Milton Zane
as News Crew
Richard Murphy
as News Crew
Dow McKeever
as Video Tape Editor
Kimmy Wong
as Asian Child
Alex De Rosa
as Street Kid
Mark Burns
as Man on TV
Iris Whitney
as Woman on TV
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Critic Reviews for Eyewitness

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

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

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

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

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
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.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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.

August 30, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

The performances by Hurt and Plummer stand-out.

April 16, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

September 11, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Eyewitness

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

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Fairly good acting but it was a bit strange.

Cassie Hill
Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

½

Good cast but lifeless.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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