Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  2 August 1978 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Neville
Tommy Ludlow
Donald Phelps
Michael Reisler (as R.J. in opening credits)
Frank Adonis ...
Sal Volpe
Lisa Taylor ...
Rose Gregorio ...
Elaine Cassell
Steve Marachuk ...
Meg Mundy ...
Doris Spenser
Marilyn Meyers ...
Sheila Weissman
Gary Bayer ...


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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On-set rifts between producer Jon Peters and his cast and crew, particularly with lead star Faye Dunaway, were well publicized in the media. The relationship between Dunaway and Peters during filming has been described as being tense and strained. See more »


During the catfight/car-burning photo shoot in Columbus Circle, Michele motions to Lulu (Darlanne Fluegel) to not pull her hair so hard and says, "God, Darlanne! You don't have to pull it that hard!" See more »


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 film's 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 stylish thriller.
1 July 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie was around for twenty years before I saw it. I recall it as not having the best of reputations. But I found it to be suspenseful and it could be considered a forerunner of today's erotic thrillers.

Faye Dunaway is Laura Mars, a fashion/glamour photographer whose work is controversial in that some say it glorifies both sex and violence towards women. (Sounds like a pretty contemporary theme, doesn't it?) She becomes troubled by frightening visions she has of killers-eye views of murders. When a killing she has just "seen" turns out to have actually happened nearby she tells the police. She then finds out that a detective (Tommy Lee Jones) has already been investigating some cases where murder scenes closely resembled her photos.

Dunaway is always consistent in delivering good performances and this one is no exception. It was refreshing not to see Jones in his "Mr. Intensity" character he's played so often since 'The Fugitive.' Although some will doubtless find flaws to point up here and there, I found the film to be very enjoyable. Brad Dourif, Rene Aberjonois and Raul Julia also star. Irvin Kershner's direction is stylish and John Carpenter is responsible for the story and co-wrote the script.

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