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  • 15
  • Action, Crime
  • 1987
  • 106 mins

Someone to Watch Over Me

Someone to Watch Over Me


Stylish thriller from Gladiator director Ridley Scott. Berenger plays a no-nonsense, blue collar cop who leaves his long-suffering wife (Bracco) when he falls for a glamorous socialite (Rogers) for whom he is acting as live in bodyguard after she witnesses a Mob killing.

Beneath the slick performances and sumptuous production values lies a smart critique of late-1980s consumerism and, suprisingly, a genuinely engaging take on relationships. Scott displays his inimitable visual artistry – established in Blade Runner, exultant in Gladiator – with brooding smogfilled cityscapes and lavish set designs. The three leads convey the pain of the love triangle with consummate skill.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Jerry Orbach, Andreas Katsulas, Lorraine Bracco, John Rubinstein, Mimi Rogers, Tom Berenger
  • Director: Ridley Scott
  • Writer: Howard Franklin
  • Producer: Harold Schneider, Thierry de Ganay
  • Photographer: Steven Poster

In a nutshell

As chic as an 80's Armani commercial, but with a warm heart.

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