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Dr. Larry Roberts
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Jennifer Long
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Lieutenant Masters
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Moustache Man
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Dr. Jim Belfield
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Tina Cassidy
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Lisa Convey
Michael Hawkins ...
Senator Robert Harrison (as Michael Gainsborough)
Ashley Cox ...
Candy
Donna Kei Benz ...
Ellen (as Donna Benz)
Catherine Parks ...
Jan
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Commercial Director
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Cindy's Mother
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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 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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If Looks Could Kill...

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

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This Michael Crichton film was written directly for the screen by the writer-director and was not based on one of his novels. See more »

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When Dr. Roberts is looking for a hiding place for the key card, the clock on his bookshelf indicates that the time is 2.30. Seconds later, it has jumped forward 15 minutes, showing 2.45. We know this is before he's been hypnotized because the negative effect hasn't been used yet and the background music has been playing continuously. See more »

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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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Features The Lucy Show (1962) See more »

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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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Cheesy fun!
9 May 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A plastic surgeon in Los Angeles investigates after some of his most beautiful clients--all fashion models--turn up dead. '80's thriller looks dated now, however it has a terrific set-up and proves to be absorbing and exciting for about a third of its length, later resorting to assembly-line theatrics. Michael Crichton, who wrote and directed, certainly isn't enigmatic (he's a filmmaker who always cuts right to the chase), yet in hindsight his script makes very little sense. The cast is good, particularly Susan Dey as Albert Finney's sassy sidekick, but the characters themselves are awfully one-dimensional. Strictly as a time-filler, not bad. **1/2 from ****


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