While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York City housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Dr. Robert Elliott about her husband's pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds papers which certify that the man has a venereal disease. Panicked, Kate rushes into the elevator, but has to return to his apartment when she realizes she's forgotten her wedding ring. When the elevator doors open, she's brutally slashed to death by a tall blonde woman wearing dark sunglasses. Liz Blake, a high-class call girl, is the only witness to the murder and she becomes the prime suspect and the murderess's next target. Liz is rescued from being killed by Kate's son Peter, who enlists the help of Liz to catch his mother's ... Written by
It took poster photographic art director Stephen Sayadian five days to find the stiletto high heel shoes that were used in the one-sheet theatrical poster. Moreover, since said shoes were size eleven they had to be stuffed with tissue paper in order for the model to wear them. See more »
When Kate gets into the cab after the museum there is a specific rate listed on the outside of the cab. When she gets out there is a different rate. See more »
For early 80' this movie deserves respect. Brian De Palma present story that keep's your attention to the last minute.
I usually start napping after barely half of movie's today but he's movies keeps me focused. What i like in this and on movies by Palma i watched is-unpredictability.
Good movie, worth of watching, seriously.
It can be better of course but it's good. Long as keep your attention, driving you into story, stopping you from thinking. You just lie and let movie drives you into a story, enjoying a good trip to the end.
Acting is so natural, almost like in real life behavior. Characters in this movie are very natural. I like that.
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