Looker (1981)

PG  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  30 October 1981 (USA)
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Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Larry Roberts
Jennifer Long
Lieutenant Masters
Tim Rossovich ...
Moustache Man
Dr. Jim Belfield
Kathryn Witt ...
Tina Cassidy
Terri Welles ...
Lisa Convey
Michael Hawkins ...
Senator Robert Harrison (as Michael Gainsborough)
Ashley Cox ...
Donna Kei Benz ...
Ellen (as Donna Benz)
Catherine Parks ...
Commercial Director
Cindy's Mother


Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts investigating. What he uncovers are the mysterious - and perhaps murderous - activities of a high-tech computer company called Digital Matrix. Written by alfiehitchie

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Release Date:

30 October 1981 (USA)  »

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As Belas São Assassinadas  »

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The Digital Matrix Inc. headquarters building is the landmark hillside campus of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. See more »


At precisely 4:50 (DVD timing), when the model opens her apartment door and her dog barks, you can clearly see the trainer's hand motioning for the dog to turn around (lower right hand corner of the screen). See more »


Lisa Convey: You probably think I'm beautiful, Dr. Roberts, but I'm not. I have lots of defects to fix. I have a list right here. My nose is .2 millimeters too narrow. And my cheekbones are .4 millimeters too high. And my chin has a little .1 bump here. And my areola distance is 5 millimeters. And I have a mole here on my ribs. So I need plastic surgery.
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Music and Lyrics by Barry De Vorzon (as Barry DeVorzon) and Mike Towers (as Michael Towers)
Performed by Sue Saad
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Great movie with some interesting points
2 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on HBO as a child. I couldn't remember the name of th movie or who played in it, but I couldn't get the scene of Albert Finney on the commercial set near the end of the movie out of my mind. After asking around using that scene as my only guide, I was finally able to get someone to tell me.

After watching it again, I was very interested in the movie's plot despite how ridiculous it seemed. For example, why would RI security officers be at the scene of a car accident? Why didn't DMI use computers to generate locations as well as models? Or why did the mustachioed man suddenly remember he had those special glasses in the car chase scene only AFTER being shot by the LOOKER gun? There are others.

But it has it's redeeming qualities as well. The music is captivating and helps to build on the excitement of some of the action scenes. And I don't believe I've seen a more passionate kick to the groin than the one given by Albert Finney. All in all, Looker would probably not stand up next to today's movies, but it has a charm about it. It must have made some kind of impression on me as a child to remain in my head for the past 25 years. Recommended rental. Buy it if you like off-beat, quasi-mainstream movies. I bought it and plan on getting good use out of it. Perfect for unsuspecting house guests.

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