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Still of the Night is a 1982 American psychological thriller film, directed by Robert Benton and written by Benton and David Newman. It features Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, and Jessica Tandy. Scheider plays a psychiatrist who falls in love with a woman (Streep) who may be the psychopathic killer of one of his clients. The film's style has been compared to the works of Alfred Hitchcock.
Manhattan psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice (Roy Scheider) is visited by glamorous, enigmatic Brooke Reynolds (Meryl Streep), who works at Crispin's - an art auction house apparently modeled after Christie's. Brooke was having an affair with one of Rice's patients, George Bynum (Josef Sommer), who has just been murdered. Brooke asks the doctor to return a watch to Bynum's wife and not reveal the affair.
Rice is visited by NYPD Detective Vitucci (Joe Grifasi) but refuses to give any information on Bynum, a patient for two years. After the police warn him that he could become a target because the killer may...