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Someone To Watch Over Me (1987)



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The plot of this movie certainly isn't anything to rave about. A cop is assigned to protect a female witness to a murder, and of course he falls in love with her, to the pain and dismay of the cop's down to earth wife. There's a class difference, the witness being a member of high society in which the cop feels uncomfortable, and naturally there's a showdown with the killer at the end. Eh.

Why a director of the calibre of Ridley Scott got attracted to this project in the first place I don't know, but he redeems the cliched plot somewhat with his moody direction. I don't recommend the movie, but it's interesting to see how a competent director turned what otherwise would have been complete trash into something mildly entertaining in spite of its lack of originality.