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Windows (1980)





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Slow-moving and dark, this Klute clone stars Talia Shire as Emily Hollander, a retiring, painfully introverted woman with a stutter who advertises her insecurity. She is attacked one day and her anguish recorded on tape by her assailant. It soon becomes apparent that her wacko lesbian neighbor Andrea (Elizabeth Ashley) is in love with her but too demented to express herself openly. She hired the assailant, though exactly why is not clear. Detective Bob Luffrono (Joseph Cortese) is called in to watch over Emily and perhaps corner her attacker. The relationship between Emily and the detective starts to slowly heat up, but meanwhile, there is Andrea with her telescope, spying on Emily and definitely up to no good.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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United Artists


Talia Shire
as Emily Hollander
Joe Cortese
as Bob Luffrono
Elizabeth Ashley
as Andrea Glassen
Joseph Cortese
as Det. Bob Luffrono
Kay Medford
as Ida Marx
Michael Gorrin
as Sam Marx
Russell Horton
as Steven Hollander
Michael Lipton
as Dr. Marin
Ron Ryan
as Det. Swid
Linda Gillin
as Policewoman
Ken Chapin
as Renting Agent
Bill Handy
as Desk Officer
Robert Hodge
as Desk Sergeant
Pat McNamara
as Doorman
as Jennifer, the Cat
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Whoa. The script is terrible. Beyond terrible. And in a way that makes it not even fun to watch. It's unreal that this got made. With all of that said, it's a must-see film and one that should have a larger cult following. Elizabeth Ashley is turned up to 11 and sometimes that's all you really need. Her cigarette smoking while listening to Talia Shire moan with a knife in her mouth is epic. As is [spoiler] the death of Talia Shire's cat, who is put in a freezer. It's lesbian horror at it's best. It is a beautiful film. It's not Gordon Willis' fault. I don't know who's fault it is. There's SOMETHING here, I just don't know what. I do think it will be relevant to film history. It's already being written about by some brilliant people. It needs to be put on Blu-Ray immediately.

Michael Novick
Michael Novick

Yes, I am so happy Flixter added this terrible, terrible film, directed by the DP of the Godfather. If you're in the mood for unintentional laughs and the slowest, most overly long film climax of all time, look no further than Windows.

Trent Johnson
Trent Johnson

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