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Someone to Watch over Me

Someone to Watch over Me

Ridley Scott (1987)

102min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This intelligent thriller remains one of Ridley Scott's most quietly satisfying works. Tom Berenger plays a tough police detective who gets to sample the high life when he is assigned to protect beautiful, wealthy Mimi Rogers, the key witness in a murder trial. It may lack the power of the director's Gladiator, Thelma & Louise and Blade Runner, but this is still beautifully shot and remains a stylish affair. Howard Franklin's clever script touches upon issues of class and voyeurism, while still producing the goods in the suspense stakes, and the performances are first rate: Berenger is grumpily charismatic, while Rogers shines as the woman in distress.

Summary

A New York socialite witnesses a club owner's murder at the hands of a powerful mobster, prompting the police to assign a detective to protect her. However, when the married cop begins to fall for his glamorous charge, he faces a conflict of loyalties. Ridley Scott's romantic thriller, starring Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers, Lorraine Bracco and Jerry Orbach.

Cast & Crew

Mike Keegan Tom Berenger
Claire Gregory Mimi Rogers
Ellie Keegan Lorraine Bracco
Lieutenant Garber Jerry Orbach
Neil Steinhart John Rubinstein
Joey Venza Andreas Katsulas
TJ Tony DiBenedetto
Koontz James Moriarty
Win Hockings Mark Moses
Scotty Daniel Hugh-Kelly
Tommy Harley Cross
Helen Greening Joanne Baron
Director Ridley Scott
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Columbia-Cannon-Warner Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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