This improbable but exciting thriller stars William Hurt as Daryll Deever, a janitor who is infatuated with TV newscaster Tony Sokolow (Weaver). When a murder occurs in Daryll's building, Tony interviews the building's residents, and Daryll pretends to know something about the killing so
he can get to know the beautiful reporter. In the process, Tony falls for Daryll, but the real culprits, including Tony's suave and calculating beau (Plummer), assume the janitor knows more than he does and go after him. Steve Tesich, who once worked as a janitor and was smitten with a New York
City TV newswoman, drew on personal experience for his screenplay. Director Peter Yates ...