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Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first... See full summary »

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John Neville
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Tommy Ludlow
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Donald Phelps
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Michael Reisler (as R.J.)
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Sal Volpe
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Lulu
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Elaine Cassell
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Steve Marachuk ...
Robert
Meg Mundy ...
Doris Spenser
Marilyn Meyers ...
Sheila Weissman
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Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first, they have to figure out who it is. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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2 August 1978 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Faye Dunaway uses a Nikon FM (fitted with an MD-11 motor drive) for her fashion shoots. See more »

Goofs

When Laura sees an especially frightening vision the camera cuts to her eyes in close-up. Her pupils are not maximally dilated as they would normally be by extreme emotion, but are pinpoints. This would likely have been a technical difficulty as the bright lights in the C/U would shrink her pupils. See more »

Quotes

Donald Phelps: [complaining to a detective who offended him] Son of a bitch. I'm sick of all this name calling crap!
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The films closing credits roll over the first image of the movie, a black and white image of Laura's eyes as a negative. See more »

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Native New Yorker
Performed by Odyssey
Produced by Sandy Linzer & Charles Calello
Written by Sandy Linzer (uncredited) & Denny Randell (uncredited)
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Better Than It Had To Be
31 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jon Peters' first production as he transformed himself (with girlfriend Barbra Streisand's help) from hairdresser to movie producer, the movie is a gem of Seventies style at it's finest. The clothes, the hair, makeup, music, attitude, interiors and locations ride the crest of the high-style wave that flooded the world through the Eighties. Combining the improbable worlds of violence and fashion, with a story that centers on a famous photographer (Dunaway) and her ability to *see* her friends and colleagues being stalked and murdered, *Eyes* has moments of serious suspense, but that's hardly the reason to see this movie. Utilizing the actual photography of fashion god Helmut Newton, the film maker has exquisitely captured the 1978 New York fashion and disco scene in a way that none of the recent looks at the Seventies has been able to, but then, again, this movie was *made* in 1978, not 27 years later. The scenes of photo shoots are particularly fun to watch, with one scene portraying a burning car crash in Columbus Circle in which the models, clad in garter belts and fur coats cat-fight before the camera. The ingenuous use of *real* models add the precise amount of vacuity necessary to make the surreal shot work. Another photo shoot involves a model dead from a gunshot to his heart lying in a pool surrounded by exotically dressed disco-dancing models and a throbbing disco beat. The plot is secondary to style in this movie, and style is the only reason this movie should be remembered. Favorite moment: Darlanne Fluegel as the model Lulu haplessly trying to explain to the press *why* violence is important in fashion photos.


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