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Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

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
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John DiSanti ...
Stanley Herbert
Peter DuPre ...
David
Gwen Lewis ...
Debbie
Kitty Lunn ...
Annette
Timothy Hawkins ...
Jeff
Ted Richert ...
Roger England
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Mona
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Dr. Bob (as Bob Small)
Stella Rivera ...
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Bartender
Jose Bahamonde ...
Jimmy (as José Bahamande)
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Tape Editor
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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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The voice on the telephone that all women dreaded See more »

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27 March 1981 (USA)  »

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Die Augen eines Fremden  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The movie incurred the wrath of feminists who picketed the film because of its apparent misogynistic treatment of women. 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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Not too bad
5 March 2009 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

"Eyes of a Stranger" is really more of a thriller than a slasher and as such it ain't too bad. It does look like someone watched "Rear Window" and John Carpenter's "Someone's Watching Me" too often, so the originality factor is pretty much out the window. Other than that, the flick does establish a fair amount of mood and atmosphere, particularly in the well handled opening scene.

Overall the set pieces here are well done. The film isn't all that gory but it does have it's moments. The end conclusion is a bit too predictable and stretched but up until then it's a decent thriller.

Acting isn't great, only Leigh comes off credible as the deaf and blind sister of the protagonist. But I gotta admit, there's something very creepy about the dude who plays the psycho.


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