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Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

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Cast

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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.)
Frank Adonis ...
Sal Volpe
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Michele
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Lulu
Rose Gregorio ...
Elaine Cassell
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Himself
Steve Marachuk ...
Robert
Meg Mundy ...
Doris Spenser
Marilyn Meyers ...
Sheila Weissman
Gary Bayer ...
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Storyline

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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Mystery | Thriller

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2 August 1978 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In both posters and newspaper ads, with taglines like "You can't always believe what you see..." Faye Dunaway's face appeared a little bit at a time, beginning just with the over-bright image of her eyes, and the rest of the facial features appearing in subsequent ads, until the face was featured completely in the final poster. See more »

Goofs

When Laura enters her studio above the empty warehouse, she is wearing red high-heeled shoes. When she runs in terror through the warehouse, she is wearing sneakers, but immediately afterwards, she is once again wearing the high-heeled shoes. 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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Deathrow Gameshow (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Burn
Written and Performed by Georg Michalski (as Michalski) & Nicky Oosterveen (as Oosterveen)
Produced by Ken Scott
Courtesy of CBS Records
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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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