Eyewitness [DVD]

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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.

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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...


  • Feature-length audio commentary with director/producer Peter Yates (2005)
  • Peter Yates in conversation with Derek Malcolm (1982, audio only): archival interview with the director
  • Peter Yates in conversation with Quentin Faulk (1996): filmed discussion at the National Film Theatre
  • Viewing Notes (2016): new interview with award-winning composer Stanley Silverman
  • The Janitor: original UK rental VHS presentation
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Original TV spot

Additional information

Weight 0.078 kg
Dimensions 19 × 13.5 × 0.14 cm





Peter Yates


Christopher Plummer, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt

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