The follow-up to director-writer Robert Benton's Oscar-winning KRAMER VS. KRAMER, this Hitchcockian thriller stars Roy Scheider as Sam Rice, a Manhattan psychiatrist who is a suspect in the murder of one of his patients, but who refuses to divulge anything that was told to him in the
confidence of their doctor-patient relationship. Brooke Reynolds (Streep), a chain-smoking blonde, is the mistress of the dead man, and though Sam wonders if she is the killer, he becomes obsessed with her, turning his quiet bachelor's existence upside-down. Sam begins having nightmares, seeing
flashing knives, going through the same kind of hell Jimmy Stewart experienced in VERTIGO. A...