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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
Lisa Taylor ...
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Steve Marachuk ...
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Doris Spenser
Marilyn Meyers ...
Sheila Weissman
Gary Bayer ...
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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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In the film's prologue, the "author" photograph of Faye Dunaway glimpsed on the inner dust jacket of the prop book "The Eyes of Mars" is from a 1977 sitting with American photographer Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004). See more »

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When the killer kicks in the metallic door to Laura's bedroom, dents/footprints in the door from previous takes of this shot are clearly visible. See more »

Quotes

Laura: I'm completely out of control!
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Crazy Credits

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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A decent thriller with a predictable twist... But good tunes & decent performances help, too....
29 January 2002 | by (Rancho Mirage, California) – See all my reviews

Sure.... Compared to the thrillers of today - it just can't compare. It seems low budget and 3rd world in quality. But it's got so much more beneath the surface.

The plot is simple - a 'High Fashion' photographer (Laura Mars) begins to have visions of brutal murders - both when sleeping and while awake. Some of these visions begin to seep into her work and her images. But soon, the visions begin to include many of her friends, acquaintances and co-workers. A homicide detective (John Neville) assigned to the case begins hanging around and trying to solve the case, including the murders involving Laura's friends. Many of Laura's friends & acquaintances get killed along the way, leaving her emotionally bereft and open to Neville's advances. I won't blow the end of the film (as others may) by giving away the twists and turns.

There are a few decent performances in the movie - including Rene Auberjunois as Laura's 'flamboyantly flaming' manager, assistant and best friend. And, how he can wear a dress....

This stylish & sometimes sexy thriller is an 8 of 10 when the age of the flick comes into consideration. Decent plot, decent acting and decent twists. And, I am sorry, but Barbara Streisand's opening song still stands as one of my all time favorite songs.... Speaking of the opening, the opening credits of the film are kinda creepy and chilling. Go rent it and decide for yourself!


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