Carly eventually destroys Zeke's surveillance room and his video monitors, telling him to "get a life" before leaving him and the building.In the film's original ending Sharon Stone and the killer fly over a volcano when the killer suddenly confesses his crimes.
The release also contained what some reviewers have noted as an unusual amount of dirt and scratches for a film print that is only a little over a dozen years old, though the casual viewer is unlikely to detect anything errant.
In May 2006 an R-rated for-rent-only version was released to rental outlets.
All the film from the cameramen who actually crashed into a volcano in Hawaii and narrowly escaped death was removed.
According to a Showtime special about the film prior to the late-night premiere showing of the original NC-17 version, the debate over the NC-17 vs R rating was linked solely to the display of male frontal nudity.
According to the film, the tall and narrow sliver building is located at 113 East 38th Street in Manhattan, placing it at 38th Street and Park Avenue.
The actual building used in the film is known as Morgan Court, located at 211 Madison Avenue New York, one block west and two blocks south of the fictional address.
The building has since become a condominium development. While the movie made use of the building's courtyard, the lobby was a Los Angeles film set.
When he signed on to direct the film, Phillip Noyce remarked "I liked the script a lot.
Carly is also being romantically pursued by Jack (Tom Berenger), a novelist who is another resident of her building.
Two of Carly's neighbors (Keene Curtis, Polly Walker) die under suspicious circumstances.
Many also singled out the editing and ending, calling the latter hasty and unconvincing.