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Double Exposure
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January 1983 (USA) See more »
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A classic portrait in terror! See more »
Plot:
A photographer for a men's magazine is disturbed by a recurring dream he has that he is killing his models by various gruesome means... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Callan ... Adrian Wilde

Joanna Pettet ... Mindy Jordache
James Stacy ... B.J. Wilde

Pamela Hensley ... Sgt. Fontain

Cleavon Little ... Police Chief

Seymour Cassel ... Dr. Frank Curtis

Robert Tessier ... Bartender
David Young ... Sgt. Buckhold
Don Potter ... Lewis
Misty Rowe ... Bambi

Frances Bay ... Old Woman
Alfred Mazza ... Charlie
Jeana Keough ... Renee (as Jeana Tomasina)

Sally Kirkland ... Hooker
Debbie Zipp ... Toni
Joey Forman ... Son
Teressa Macky ... April

Terry Moore ... Married Woman
Ken Scott ... Husband
John Ripa ... Det. Taylor
Douglas Dean ... Pop
Lauren Purves ... Girl at Bar

Joanna Frank ... Bartender's Ex-Wife
Jackson Hamilton ... Car Salesman
Victoria Jackson ... Racetrack Model #1
Jan Mussetter ... Racetrack Model #2
Patricia Eltinge ... Motel Hooker #1
Betsee Finlee ... Motel Hooker #2
Dick Stewart ... Mudwrestling MC
Marty Nevis ... Referee
Kathy Shower ... Mudwrestler #1
Kim Scrier ... Mudwrestler #2
Gary Littell ... Newscaster's Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brett Baxter Clark ... Chippendales Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
William Byron Hillman 
 
Writing credits
William Byron Hillman (writer)

Produced by
Michael Callan .... producer
Norman Deming .... producer
William Byron Hillman .... producer
Frank Silverman .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jack Goga 
 
Cinematography by
R. Michael Stringer 
 
Film Editing by
Lawrence Bridges 
 
Production Design by
Ron Talsky 
 
Costume Design by
Ron Talsky 
 
Makeup Department
Chris Brice .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bruce Fritzberg .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Larry Hooberry .... sound mixer
Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Marian Green .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Moshe Levin .... camera operator
Moshe Levin .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lauren Purvis .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
Daniel D. Halleck .... production assistant
Sally Stringer .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Model Killer" - Philippines (English title)
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100 min | USA:94 min
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Michael Callan didn't wear any make-up in this film.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: When Adrian is slicing the throat and torso of April, the knife is very obviously made of rubber, as it bends in half.See more »

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Photographs and memories, 5 April 2012
Author: Chris. from Australia

First time I saw this film many years ago, I thought it was a pretty fair slasher film, but on second recent viewing, it's waned a bit - while Callan is okay as the central character, a men's magazine photographer suffering from bizarre and murderous apparent dreams, Jim Stacy as his knock-about brother, maimed in an auto-accident, is perhaps the film's highlight. The switch in dominance between Callan and Stacy's characters is interesting to see evolve, but it's a transition that's made difficult to follow due to the film's erratic narrative. Joanna Pettet gets undressed and even has a "When Harry Met Sally" moment with Callan in the back of his camper-van, as the only woman with whom Callan's emotionally fragile character can consummate.

The violence is pretty extreme at times, with sado-masochistic homicide the flavour of the early eighties slasher film getting 'double exposure' here, full-frontal female nudity, mud-wrestling, even Cleavon Little in a minor supporting role as a cranky police chief. It's eclectic. The cast has surprising depth with producer Callan managing to assemble an enviable cast that includes big Bob Tessier as a bar manager, Pamela Hensley as a ball-breaking detective, Seymour Cassel as Callan's shrink, Misty Rowe as Stacy's squeeze, Sally Kirkland as a voluptuous hooker and blink-and-you'll-miss Terry Moore in a flashback dream sequence.

Lairy wardrobe, colourful dialogue, pulsating synthesisers and tricky cinematographic effects momentarily distract you, but the narrative is so inconsistent and the editing (or perhaps scene sequence and continuity) so incoherent at times, that it never maintains any momentum. Highly stylised, the bold concepts and loud motifs (not to mention the substantial cast) should have made for a better movie all things considered, and yet, it's still no Brian DePalma psycho-thriller.

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