Someone to Watch Over Me

Synopsis: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the place by the powerful mobster Joey Venza. Mike is assigned to protect her in the night shift in her apartment in Manhattan. When Venza threatens Claire, the contact of Mike with Claire gets closer and conflicts him, dividing between the love for his family and the heat passion for Claire and the fascination for her world.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

We got food back there, you know?

Thanks for coming. Good to see you.

T.J.? Set 'em up with a drink.

Get your coats off.

- We need some booze.

- I got lots of booze.

How have you been?

Mike! Stay still. Don't move.

What a cake! Look at this cake!

Get Ellie in here.

Now look at me!

One more time.

Do it already!

You're being transferred to the 21st

on your very first assignment?

- Who loves your ass downtown?

- Where's the 21st?

- You'll never know.

- Manhattan. Upper East Side.

Give me a kiss. I'm so proud of you!

- What the hell took you so long?

- Don't ask me.

Ask that stand-up guy over there.

If it wasn't for your old man, T.J.,

I never would have made it.

- Where is he?

- There.


...and keep your legs apart.

- I tell her that all the time.

He left Elaine for that?

- I'd like to tie her b*obs together.

- That wouldn't be too difficult.

Listen up! That lady

happens to be a PhD in philosophy.

Yeah, and I've got a 170 IQ.

Scotty dates her for her mind,

not her... what are you doing, Ellie?

- Smoking.

- Give me that!

I love your husband,

but he's a real dork.

I know. But he's my dork.

- Listen... I'm tired. I can't stand up.

- Then we're going to go home.

- Listen, we're going.

- Leaving? Good!

Get some rest.

You're starting a new job tomorrow.

Listen, goodbye, Goomba...

Goomba, thank you.

You call me tomorrow.

Scotty, be good.

If you can't, think of me.

- Michael, my ass is falling.

- Your what?

- My ass is falling. It is!

- What are you talking about?

I just saw it in that mirror.

It doesn't look like my ass anymore.

Get in bed, will ya?

I don't know what to do.

I jog, I exercise, -

- I run after Tommy.

Gravity isn't helping me at all.


I love this ass.

Now get it into bed -

- before it hits the floor!

Win who?

- I know.

- I can't stand any more of this.

- Thank you for agreeing to host us.

- You're more than welcome.

I'm glad I could be of help. Excuse me.

- How are you, Claire?

- I'm fine. You know Neil Steinhart?

Claire always gets hooked up

with the richest men.

This place gives new meaning

to the word night-life...

Let's get out of this rag trade

and take a hike.

- You don't mind?

- I'll be back.

- What's with Steinhart? Is this serious?

- Why? Don't you like him?

- He seems a bit constipated to me.

- I prefer to call it solid, Win.

It's nice to have somebody

you can count on.

You're in good form.

I'm sorry, Mr Venza. I've been

instructed not to let you in tonight.

Are you still writing the occasional

magazine article? Then follow me.

The art's in the basement

and you are getting a privileged peek.

Claire, how are you?

The elevator is down there.

Just push the button when you're ready.

Where did Claire go?

I think she found someone

a lot more interesting.

I'm just kidding... you're great.

You're in overtime, Freddie.

You need money you come to me.

Who the f*** do you think you are?

Raising cash without coming to me?

Your ex-partner. I'm buying you out.

Read the contract. There's provision.

F*** the contract!

- It's over, pal. Take a hike.

- Nothing's over, we ain't through yet.

You're making eighty per cent,

which is what you wanted.

How the f*** do you know what I want?


Goodbye, it's been fun.

Don't turn your back on me

when I'm talking to you, Winnie.

Grease and water still don't mix.

Do they, Joey?

Jesus Christ! What are you doing?

Hello? T. J...

What time is it?

Oh no, you gotta be kidding.

OK, I'll be in in twenty minutes.

- I gotta go to the city.

- Get off.

Hey, Mike. Out of the bag, into the bureau.

How do you like it so far?

God, have I got a hangover.

Youever hear the chatter? They're

worse than f***ing four-year-olds.

Let's find out what we know.

Check them out.

Anybody knows more than gossip,

I want to talk to them personally.

Keegan, take the witness downtown

and babysit it.

Just sit there and look impressive.

I want her to feel protected.

If you can get her boyfriend off my back

I'll promote you to deputy commissioner.


- Well, is Garber here?

- No, sir.

- I want to see Lieutenant Garber now.

- He's still uptown but he's on his way.

That's what you said half an hour ago.

Don't you think

you've made her wait long enough?

- I want to take her home.

- Lieutenant Garber has to question her.

- I know that...

- It's okay, Neil.

Look, can I use one of these phones?

Why don't you use the one in the office,

that way you can have some privacy.

Right in there.

You all right?

I never saw anybody killed before.

I've never been a detective before.

I want her safe and secure on this one.

Both of you guys are off the charts

until she IDs Venza.

Venza's going to skip or get to her.

I want her ass covered 24 hours a day, -

- but I don't want her to know

there's any danger.

Tommy! Get down here and get these

god-damn skateboards off the floor!

- What are we having?

- Scrambled eggs surprise.

- Hi. So, how was it?

- Not great.

I caught a babysitting job

for a material witness on a homicide.

- How long?

- Till they pick up the perp.

Looks good.

Hey, El... Seniority gets the day tour.

You know what that means.

Lonely nights. I'll live with it...

'cause I've lived with it all my life.

When my dad was a cop he used to say,

"EI, never go out with a cop."

So what do I do? I get a job

with the cops, I marry a cop -

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Howard Franklin

Howard Franklin is an American screenwriter and film director, known for such films as The Name of the Rose and Quick Change, his collaboration with Bill Murray. His other films include The Public Eye, about a 1940s tabloid photographer modeled on the photojournalist Weegee and starring Joe Pesci; Someone to Watch Over Me and The Man Who Knew Too Little. more…

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