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.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


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
Pamela Reed
as Linda
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
Mischa Bogin
as Shlomo
Henry Yuk
as Vietnamese
Mikhail Bogin
as Shlomo
Moshe Geffen
as Cantor
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.

Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 25, 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

The performances by Hurt and Plummer stand-out.

Full Review… | April 16, 2016
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.

Full Review… | September 11, 2011
TV Guide

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(*** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A strangely entertaining mystery thriller. Very good cast.


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

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