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Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)

A married New York cop falls for the socialite murder witness he's been assigned to protect.

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writer:

Howard Franklin

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Mike Keegan
Mimi Rogers ... Claire Gregory
Lorraine Bracco ... Ellie Keegan
Jerry Orbach ... Lt. Garber
John Rubinstein ... Neil Steinhart
Andreas Katsulas ... Joey Venza
Tony DiBenedetto Tony DiBenedetto ... T.J. (as Tony Di Benedetto)
James E. Moriarty James E. Moriarty ... Koontz (as James Moriarty)
Mark Moses ... Win Hockings
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Scotty
Harley Cross ... Tommy
Joanne Baron ... Helen Greening
Anthony Bishop Anthony Bishop ... Waiter
David Berman David Berman ... Cop #1
Sharon K. Brecke Sharon K. Brecke ... Bimbo (as Sharon Brecke)
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Storyline

In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the place by the powerful mobster Joey Venza. Mike is assigned to protect her in the night shift in her apartment in Manhattan. When Venza threatens Claire, the contact of Mike with Claire gets closer and conflicts him, dividing between the love for his family and the heat passion for Claire and the fascination for her world. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A married cop. A Beautiful witness. Protecting her became a dangerous affair. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Detektiv i dama See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,908,796, 12 October 1987

Gross USA:

$10,278,549
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"So the film opens with a shot of Manhattan, then cuts to the art deco entrance of Rex in downtown Los Angeles and follows our characters as they walk through the doors and into the interior of the Queen Mary [ship]. Architecture and style hold the whole thing together" explained director Ridley Scott. See more »

Goofs

The newspaper which Mike is carrying on his way to his first shift guarding Claire has the word "SUPERMEN!" on the back page. He is carrying an identical newspaper three or four days later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Det. Mike Keegan: Hey! We got food back there, you know; all right? Hey, thanks for comin' - good to see ya. Come on in, get a drink. T.J...
T.J.: Yeah?
Det. Mike Keegan: Set 'em up with a drink.
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Connections

Referenced in Pretty Little Liars: Someone to Watch Over Me (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Marie, Marie
Written by Dave Alvin
Performed by The Blasters
Courtesy of Slash Records/Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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80s cool
6 July 2008 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

A working class, married cop is assigned to protect a rich socialite from a psychopath in Ridley Scott's 1988 film: what follows is a completely predictable thriller, with indifferent acting, forced local accents and a conclusion that advocates keeping guns at home. Just about the only interest comes from the fact that some of the characters, and by extension, the film itself, are supposed to be cool, so we get a reminder of what cool meant twenty years ago. Most obvious are the haircuts: bouffant for the men, perms for the ladies, although when a sequence is scored by a homeless man playing saxophone on the street, I couldn't help but smile. It's a bit scary to think that already two decades have passed since this film was made; but most movies of its time have not dated quite so badly.


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