Taglines: You’re never more vulnerable than when you’ve seen too much.
Manhattan janitor Daryll Deever is fixated on hard-charging TV commentator, Tony Sokolow; he tapes her commentary daily to watch after work. When a wealthy Vietnamese man, with many shady connections, is murdered in the office building where Daryll works, Tony shows up to cover the story and Daryll introduce himself.
She thinks he may know something, so she pursues him; he pretends he might to keep her interested. This romantic cat and mouse game goes on under the watchful eyes of the killers, who think that Daryll and Tony do know something. The killers start their own game of cat and mouse.
Eyewitness is a 1981 thriller film produced and directed by Peter Yates and written by Steve Tesich. It stars William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer and James Woods. The story involves a television news reporter and a janitor who team up to solve a murder.
Directed by: Peter Yates
Starring: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods, Irene Worth, Pamela Reed, Alice Drummond, Sharon Chatten
Screenplay by: Steve Tesich
Production Design by: Philip Rosenberg
Cinematography by: Matthew F. Leonetti
Film Editing by: Cynthia Scheider
Costume Design by: Hilary Rosenfeld
Set Decoration by: Gary J. Brink, Edward Stewart
Art Direction by: John Kasarda
Music by: Stanley Silverman
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: February 13, 1981