Synopsis: Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins, the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack may be the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she may be the killer's next victim.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Phillip Noyce
Production: Paramount Home Video
  4 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

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- Good morning.

- Hello, I'm Carla Norris.

I have an appointment

with Mrs. McEvoy.

Through the garden, please, miss.

I'll tell her you're on your way there.


Hello, Mrs. McEvoy? Douglas.

Your 8:
00 is here.

- Good morning.

- Miss Norris?


- Hello, I'm Evelyn McEvoy.

- Oh, I'm sorry I'm late.

This midtown traffic.

I swear I'll never get used to it.

Shall we see the apartment?

Yes. Sure.

Central air conditioning.

Absolutely terrific kitchen.

- I love the view.

- Yes. It's an airy place.

What is it that you do, Miss Norris?

I'm a book editor at Sutton.

- What a strange tub.

- I like tubs myself.

This is a nice room for reading, isn't it?

For reading?

Yes, it is, isn't it?

I've got two tickets for Pavarotti Friday.

I hate Pavarotti.

I don't care if I ever go to an opera

for the rest of my life. Or the ballet.

What do you want me to do?

Meet another nice, charming man...

like Derek,

and wake up seven years later...

- and realize I have no life?

- God, Carly, please.

- Look, why don't you get tickets to...

- Who?

- Pearl Jam.

- Pearl Jam?


You know, you're really being a putz.

How am I going to meet any attractive

men if I have to do it by myself?

You love Pavarotti.

I am a putz.

I wasted seven years of my life.

- And I hate Pavarotti.

- Will you stop it?

You are ready for new adventures.

New horizons.

New lovers. New orgasms.

- Well?

- I'm 35, I'm not 25.

I don't need a date,

I need a relationship.

Preferably one

where something happens this time.

Sure, but in case you've forgotten

how it works...

first you meet somebody,

then you have a relationship.

Oh, thank you, Dr. Ruth.

Do you work here, or do you just go

from office to office, offering advice?

Oh, will you take a look at Chapter 6?

I think I might have cut too deep.

Well, you didn't show it

to the author yet, did you?

Yeah, I did.


He said, "I'll discuss it with Carly".

You cut too deep.

Never show it to the author

before you give it to me first, okay?

- Sorry.

- It's okay.

I'm sure the cuts are good.

And the author's a pussycat,

so don't worry about it. This is good.

Where are you

with the James Dean bio?

Marketing wants to up

the publishing date.

I'll be done with it

by the end of the weekend.

You're a genius, Carly.

Sure, who wouldn't be

on your social schedule?

There's a Mrs. McEvoy on line 1.

She says it's important.

- Do you want to talk to her?

- Yeah.

And Mr. Parsons called. He wants

to take you to lunch at l'Adagio.

That means I'm not getting my raise.

- Mrs. McEvoy.

- Good news, my dear.

- Your application's been approved.

- Already?

- Is that a problem?

- No.

No, I... I just didn't think

it would happen this fast.

Oh, I thought you'd be pleased.

I am. I'm very excited. Thank you.

Well, then,

we can get you in next week.

- Next week will be fine.

- Splendid.

- Goodbye.

- Bye.

- There you go.

- Thank you.


Sorry I couldn't get the door

for you, Miss Norris.

The movers will be here

in about an hour.

- I'll keep an eye out for you.

- Thank you.

He didn't want a "thank you".

I think he wanted a tip.

Well, he didn't get the door for me,

now, did he?

Sure didn't.

- Can I take one of these for you?

- I'm okay.

Come on, I've got two free arms.

You want me

to take this other one for you?

- No, I'm okay.

- You're sure?


I know the neighborhood

real well, so...

if you want the lowdown

on stores and things like that...

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Joe Eszterhas

József A. "Joe" Eszterhas (; Hungarian: [ˈjoːʒɛf ˈɛstɛrhaːʃ]; born November 23, 1944) is a Hungarian-American writer. He wrote the screenplays for the films Flashdance, Jagged Edge, Basic Instinct and Showgirls. He has also written several books, including an autobiography entitled Hollywood Animal, American Rhapsody and Crossbearer: A Memoir of Faith. more…

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