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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.


Talia Shire
as Emily Hollander
Elizabeth Ashley
as Andrea Glassen
Joe Cortese
as Bob Luffrono
Joseph Cortese
as Det. Bob Luffrono
Kay Medford
as Ida 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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Critic Reviews for Windows

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

We suspect right at the beginning that so-and-so is going to turn out to be the villain... and then, an hour later, after the plot thickens, there is the less-than-astonishing revelation that so-and-so is indeed the villain -- just as we suspected.

April 30, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

You can't help wondering how the filmmakers contrived to rationalize this idle mixture of the vicious and the ludicrous to themselves.

April 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The most despicably silly movie of the year.

April 28, 2018 | Full Review…

The story, by Barry Siegel, thrives on the most primitive devices of plot construction and the characters are painfully porous.

February 21, 2020 | Full Review…

While it's far from a perfect film, it's nowhere near the travesty its reputation suggests.

August 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Nothing gels here, because the screenplay provides no logic or motivation.

April 30, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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