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Release Date:
30 October 1981 (USA) See more »
If Looks Could Kill...
Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Well done suspense & sci-fi, with unexpected bonuses. See more (47 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Albert Finney ... Dr. Larry Roberts

James Coburn ... John Reston

Susan Dey ... Cindy Fairmont

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Jennifer Long

Dorian Harewood ... Lieutenant Masters
Tim Rossovich ... Moustache Man

Darryl Hickman ... Dr. Jim Belfield
Kathryn Witt ... Tina Cassidy
Terri Welles ... Lisa Convey
Michael Hawkins ... Senator Robert Harrison (as Michael Gainsborough)
Ashley Cox ... Candy
Donna Kei Benz ... Ellen (as Donna Benz)
Catherine Parks ... Jan

Terry Kiser ... Commercial Director

Georgann Johnson ... Cindy's Mother
Richard Venture ... Cindy's Father
Anthony Charnota ... Master's Assistant
Terrence E. McNally ... Technician in Scanning Room (as Terrence McNally)
David Adams ... D.M.I. Guard

John Sanderford ... D.M.I. Policeman
Scott Mulhern ... D.M.I. Policeman
Arthur Taxier ... D.M.I. Truck Technician
Richard Milholland ... D.M.I. Truck Technician
Jeana Keough ... Suzy (as Jeana Tomasina)
Barry Jenner ... Commercial Producer
Derrel Maury ... Commercial Assistant Producer
Paul Jasmin ... Steve
Eloise Hardt ... Mrs. Emerson

Melissa Prophet ... Commercial Script Girl
Lila Christianson ... Tammy
Lorna Christianson ... Pammy
Gary Combs ... Non-Descript Man
Kelly Black ... Reston Girl
Kim Johnson ... Reston Girl
Lori Sutton ... Reston Girl

Vanna White ... Reston Girl
Jacqui Evans ... Reston Girl
Theresa Hunt ... Reston Girl
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Reston Girl (as Pamela Bryant)

Anita Merritt ... Reston Girl (as Juanita Merrit)
Carol Teasdale ... Reston Girl
Jackie Forsythe ... Reston Girl
Stefani Kiessig ... Reston Girl
Kathryn Redding ... Reston Girl
Lourinda Cordero ... Reston Girl
Pamela Bromshagen ... Reston Girl

Jerry Douglas ... Laxative Spokesman
Randi Brooks ... Girl in Bikini
Jesse Logan ... Exercise Instructor
Joseph G. Medalis ... Husband (as Joe Medalis)
Estelle Omens ... Wife
Steve Strong ... Warrior

Tawny Moyer ... Warrior Housewife
Dick Christie ... Father
Katherine De Hetre ... Mother (as Katherine DeHetre)
Allison Balson ... Daughter
Adam Farrar ... Son (as Adam Starr)
Joyce Fell ... Windsurfer
Jerry Flattery ... Windsurfer
Loring Pickering ... Windsurfer
Kelby Anno ... Windsurfer

Randall England ... New Wave Model
Irena Ferris ... New Wave Model
Gordon Gavin ... New Wave Model
Tom Holleron ... New Wave Model
Maile Souza ... New Wave Model
Cynthia Mobley ... New Wave Model
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Erwin ... Commercial Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Susanne Severeid ... Tour Guide (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Crichton 
Writing credits
Michael Crichton (written by)

Produced by
Howard Jeffrey .... producer
John Lugar .... associate producer
Original Music by
Barry De Vorzon  (as Barry DeVorzon)
Cinematography by
Paul Lohmann 
Film Editing by
Carl Kress 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Dean Edward Mitzner 
Art Direction by
Jack G. Taylor Jr. 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Wunderlich 
Costume Design by
Betsy Cox 
Makeup Department
Ken Chase .... makeup artist
Judith A. Cory .... hair stylist (as Judith Cory)
Jene Fielder .... body makeup
Eric Serena .... hair designer: Ms. Dey
Production Management
Jack Roe .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
D. Scott Easton .... first assistant director (as Scott Easton)
John T. Kretchmer .... second assistant director (as John Kretchmer)
Art Department
Gene Anderson .... assistant props
Barry Bedig .... property master
Bruce Behan .... special props supervisor
Cameron Birnie .... set designer
Nigel A. Boucher .... leadman (as Nigel Boucher)
Harold Broner .... construction coordinator
Frank L. Brown .... leadman (as Frank Brown)
Daniel Gluck .... set designer
George Jenson .... illustrator
Daniel Maltese .... set designer
Joe Olsen .... assistant props
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (as Bill Skinner)
Bo Welch .... set designer (as Robert Welch)
Sound Department
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Marsha Hoke .... sound assistant
David J. Kimball .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Nichols II .... sound recordist
Andrew Patterson .... sound editor
Jerry Stanford .... sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles M. Wilborn .... production sound mixer (as Chuck Wilborn)
John S. Coffey .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Joe Day .... special effects
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
William Ballentine .... creative assistant: Information International, Inc.
Gary Demos .... technical supervisor: Information International, Inc.
Art Durinski .... creative assistant: Information International, Inc.
Bill Hansard Jr. .... process coordinator (as William Hansard Jr.)
Mark Jaffe .... technical assistant: Information International, Inc.
Michael Lawler .... 3D photographer: Information International, Inc.
Larry Malone .... creative assistant: Information International, Inc.
Malcolm McMillan .... technical assistant: Information International, Inc.
Craig Reynolds .... technical assistant: Information International, Inc.
Richard Taylor .... creative supervisor: Information International, Inc.
Bert Terreri .... optical services: Looker commercials "Liberty", "Ravish", "New Wave"
John Whitney Jr. .... marketing services: Information International, Inc.
Fred Waugh .... stunt coordinator
Gary Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
Paula Dell .... stunts (uncredited)
Eurlyne Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
J. Michael Marlett .... gaffer (as Mike Marlett)
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer
Guy Polzel .... key grip
Timothy E. Wade .... camera operator (as Timothy Wade)
Frank Detone Jr. .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Culotta .... costumer: women
Victoria Snow .... costumer: women
Bruce Walkup .... costumer: men
Editorial Department
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
Richard Ritchie .... color timer
Mary Scott .... assistant film editor
Music Department
Michael Boddicker .... musician: synthesizers
Richard Hazard .... orchestrator
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Michael Tronick .... music editor
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
Transportation Department
Fritz Braden .... transportation coordinator
Mike Padovich .... transportation co-captain
Other crew
Janet Beroza .... production assistant
Kevin Elders .... assistant auditor
Vince Heileson .... auditor
Kathy Kenworthy Roe .... production secretary (as Kathleen Kenworthy)
Trish Kinney .... script supervisor
Rich Klein .... video consultant: Worldstage
Robert H. Kovoloff .... promotional services courtesy of
Judith Lovejoy .... assistant: Mr. Crichton
Vahan Moosekian .... location manager
Carolyn Ray .... assistant: Mr. Crichton
Art Sarno .... publicist
Brent Sellstrom .... video coordinator
Jacqueline Weiss .... assistant: Mr. Jeffrey
Anna Zappia .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

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93 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

LOOKER is an acronym in the film that stands for Light Ocular-Oriented Kinetic Emotive Responders. It has a double-meaning as its dictionary definition defines it as a very attractive person; in this movie, it refers to good-looking female models.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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.See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Well done suspense & sci-fi, with unexpected bonuses., 13 June 2001
Author: VernonPope

A plastic surgeon gets suspicious when the police question him about the death of a model he's worked on, and learns that all the models he's worked on who came in with "shopping lists" of miniscule changes that "had to be fixed, so I could be perfect," are dead. Susan Day has just come in with a list of her own, and he decides to keep an eye on her - and learns of a plot to use computer generated images made from detailed electronic measurements of the models to replace live models for commercials and acting. One bonus is about 3 minutes of Susan Day being measured, sans clothing. Let's face it, every boy who grew up watching "The Partridge Family" dreamed of the chance to see her like this! (The nudity is handled tastefully - there's nothing graphic.)

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