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27th Oct '16 5:00:54 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/TheWestingGame'': Not a crime, but Chris is a witness to [[spoiler:Sikes]] going into the Westing House just before Westing's body is discovered, thanks to his bird-watching.
27th Oct '16 4:57:03 AM foxley
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* This is one of the sources of Isaac's work troubles in ''Literature/{{Outsourced}}''.
27th Oct '16 4:55:22 AM foxley
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* In ''Literature/MysteryOfTheWitchesBridge'', Lamie happened to be fishing near the Witches' Bridge and thus knew Old Dan never made it to the Bishops with the money.
27th Oct '16 4:53:38 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/MorgenregenTheBlackForestFairy: [[spoiler: Poor Silke witnessed her own father's murder by Blackwing pretending to be Erik. She pretended to be asleep through the whole thing, afraid of what "Erik" might do to her.]]
19th May '16 1:07:30 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[RockosModernLife Rocko]] in the episode "Ed is Dead", where he thinks Bev killed Ed during an argument. Cue RearWindowInvestigation, and TheReveal that [[spoiler: what actually got destroyed and buried was only a meatloaf ''sculpture'' of Ed, and that Ed was at the doctor's having a wart removed from his butt.]]

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* [[RockosModernLife [[WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife Rocko]] in the episode "Ed is Dead", where he thinks Bev killed Ed during an argument. Cue RearWindowInvestigation, and TheReveal that [[spoiler: what actually got destroyed and buried was only a meatloaf ''sculpture'' of Ed, and that Ed was at the doctor's having a wart removed from his butt.]]
1st Apr '16 11:33:41 AM eroock
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A protagonist is caught in a situation where he is forced to watch a crime (or what [[StabTheSalad he thinks]] is a crime) but is powerless to do anything to stop it. Later on he may be [[CassandraTruth unable to prove a crime has occurred]], or he may find himself [[HeKnowsTooMuch targeted by the killer looking to eliminate any witnesses]].


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A protagonist is caught in a situation where he is forced to watch ForcedToWatch a crime (or what [[StabTheSalad he thinks]] is a crime) but is powerless to do anything to stop it. Later on he may be [[CassandraTruth unable to prove a crime has occurred]], or he may find himself [[HeKnowsTooMuch targeted by the killer looking to eliminate any witnesses]].

6th Nov '15 8:19:07 PM nombretomado
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* The season 6 episode "Point of View" of ''Series/CSINewYork'' pays homage to the ''RearWindow'' where Mac Taylor is severely injured during the pursuit of a suspect and is confined to his apartment, observing the neighbors. Mac witnesses a shady deal similar to L.B. Jeffries and his suspicion of his murderous neighbor.

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* The season 6 episode "Point of View" of ''Series/CSINewYork'' pays homage to the ''RearWindow'' ''Film/RearWindow'' where Mac Taylor is severely injured during the pursuit of a suspect and is confined to his apartment, observing the neighbors. Mac witnesses a shady deal similar to L.B. Jeffries and his suspicion of his murderous neighbor.
25th Jun '15 2:52:09 PM randomsurfer
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* In a Halloween episode of ''Series/TheJeffersons'' Louise happens to look across the street into another apartment and witnesses a murder; the murderer is dressed as a giant white rabbit. Nobody believes her but the rabbit saw her seeing him and tracks her down.
23rd Jun '15 4:40:03 PM calmestofdoves
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* In what should be the most ridiculous possible example, '''but isn't''', 2003's ''Mimic3Sentinel'' was pitched as ''[[RecycledInSpace "Rear Window ]]'' [[RecycledInSpace with ]]''[[RecycledInSpace giant cockroaches"]]''. Here, the protagonist is confined to his house by an acute immune system disorder ''caused by'' the last outbreak of the giant cockroaches. Surprisingly watchable, and easily the best of the ''Mimic'' movies; ''Rear Window'' is apparently a Bullet Proof Script.

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* In what should be the most ridiculous possible example, '''but isn't''', 2003's ''Mimic3Sentinel'' ''Film/Mimic3Sentinel'' was pitched as ''[[RecycledInSpace "Rear Window ]]'' "RearWindowHomage [[RecycledInSpace with ]]''[[RecycledInSpace giant cockroaches"]]''. Here, cockroaches]]." In the movie, the protagonist is confined to his house by an acute immune system disorder ''caused by'' caused by the last ''last'' outbreak of the giant cockroaches. Surprisingly watchable, and easily the best of the ''Mimic'' ''Film/{{Mimic}}'' movies; ''Rear ''Film/Rear Window'' is apparently a Bullet Proof Script.
23rd Jun '15 4:31:54 PM calmestofdoves
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May or may not lead to a RearWindowInvestigation.

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May or may not lead to a RearWindowInvestigation. Often features in the RearWindowHomage.
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