This is a stylish television suspense film, with plenty of moving camera shots, tilted angles and an occasional respectful nod to Hitchcock: Rebecca plays on the television in one shot; there's a shower scene complete with a potentially dangerous pair of scissor; and there's a guest appearance by Tippi Hedren (The Birds, Marnie).
Marg Helgenberger (CSI, China Beach) breaks up with her boyfriend, played by Joe Panaliano, and buys her own apartment which needs massive amounts of work. In comes Richard Dean Anderson (doing an anti-MacGyver!) as a carpenter whom she hires to fix up the place. In a very short time they hook up and he falls in love with her--but the feeling is no reciprocal. Meanwhile, Helgenberger's old boyfriend still hasn't given up hope. When certain people start showing up dead he's the first to be blamed, until he takes a nosedive, too. The suspicion shifts. It's the carpenter after all. It seems that Anderson, while fixing her abode, put in hidden doors, and metal plates that would slide over the windows and doors if she tried to escape. After a chase, in which she discovers that Anderson has been living between the walls of her apartment, he tries to kill her, explaining that apartment (which was the scene of a crime fifteen years earlier) told him to do it.