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Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may know something about the crime, Tony pursues him, and in order to keep seeing her, he pretends that he does. As the two of them play this game, the killers are watching, assuming that Daryll and Tony both know more about the crime than they do.


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Eyewitness (1981)
Rating: 6.0/10 (3,544 votes)
Director: Peter Yates
Writer: Steve Tesich
Stars: William Hurt Sigourney Weaver Christopher Plummer James Woods
Runtime: 103 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime Drama Mystery
Released: 13 Feb 1981
Plot: Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.