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Directed by Peter Yates, "Eyewitness" (also known as "Janitor, The", "Scomodo testimone, Uno", "Augenzeuge, Der") is a Thriller film, released on February 13 of 1981 in the USA , starring William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods, Irene Worth and Kenneth McMillan.

Only the best murder cases make the six o'clock news.

Who is the director of "Eyewitness":

Eyewitness was directed by Peter Yates, an English director, producer, actor, and writer.

Before directing Eyewitness, Peter Yates had directed Breaking Away, released in 1979, The Deep (1977), Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976), For Pete's Sake (1974), The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973), and The Hot Rock (1972). Since, he directed Krull, released in 1983, The Dresser (1983), Suspect (1987), The House on Carroll Street (1988), An Innocent Man (1989), and Year of the Comet (1992).

When was "Eyewitness" released:

Eyewitness was initally released in the United States on Friday, February 13, 1981. Also released on this day were American Pop (dir. Ralph Bakshi) and The Dogs of War (dir. John Irvin). This was thirty-eight (38) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, June 17, 1981 in France and on Friday, September 25, 1981 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "Eyewitness":

At the casting of Eyewitness we find William Hurt, previously seen in Altered States (1980); Sigourney Weaver (Alien (1979), Annie Hall (1977)); Christopher Plummer (Somewhere in Time (1980), Hanover Street (1979)) [ more... ]

  • Sigourney Weaver and William Hurt also appeared together in Vantage Point, released in 2008.
  • James Woods and Kenneth McMillan can be seen in Cat's Eye, released in 1985.
  • Alice Drummond and Sigourney Weaver also worked together in Jeffrey, released in 1995.

What is the Storyline of "Eyewitness":

New York janitor, Daryll Deever (Hurt) is an avid fan of TV commentator, Tony Sokolow (Weaver). A wealthy man, suspected of criminal connections is murdered in Daryll's office building and Tony suspects Deever knows something about it. She pursues him for information which Daryll allows as he is romantically interested in Tony and a "cat and mouse" game ensues. This convinces the real killers that Daryll does know vital information about the murder and they pursue the duo over this assumption.


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