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Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  27 March 1981 (USA)
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A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area.

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Jane Harris
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Stanley Herbert
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Gwen Lewis ...
Debbie Ormsley
Kitty Lunn ...
Annette
Timothy Hawkins ...
Jeff
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Mona
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Jose Bahamonde ...
Jimmy (as José Bahamande)
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Woman in Car (as Rhonda Flynn)
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Enterprising local news anchor Jane Harris discovers that one of her neighbors is actually the serial killer/rapist who has been terrorizing the city. Jane must prove her suspicions before the killer gets to her. Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Jennifer Jason Leigh's first major role in a theatrical feature. See more »

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During one of the last scenes of the movie, a man rips Jennifer's top completely from front but during next few seconds her top is intact but later on when she goes to bathroom her top is ripped again. See more »

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TV Reporter: Police say the body was found early this morning by a wildlife photographer in a mangrove swamp off Key Biscayne. The victim's clothes were in disarray, and police believe she may have been the victim of an assault. This is possibly the third rape/murder in as many weeks. However, police are not willing to say the murders are connected.
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Unspectacular but effective
8 October 2003 | by (the rock) – See all my reviews

EYES OF A STRANGER is an effective thriller. It unfortunately does have a TV movie feel/look to it and the slight story takes place only in a couple of apartments and parking lots. But even if there's nothing remotely original or spectacular about it, in the end, I thought it was effective nonetheless. There are a couple of standout scenes, like the head in the fish tank and the scene when the woman is taking a shower and the killer is staring at her with his face pressed against the glass door. Creepy!!! And the scene when Lauren calls the killer is full of tension. The acting by Jennifer Jason Leigh was very good, and to my surprise, even Lauren Tewes was good and nothing like the annoying saccharine character she played on THE LOVE BOAT. I recommend EYES OF A STRANGER to fans of thrillers, slashers or horror films.


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