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Exposed (1983)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  22 April 1983 (USA)
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Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Carlson
Daniel Jelline
Ron Randell ...
Pierre Clémenti ...
Dov Gottesfeld ...
Marion Varella ...
Bridget Gormann
Murray Moston ...
Hotel Manager
Stephanie Farrow ...
Carmen ...
Lois Straub
Daisy Carrington ...
Daisy Carlson
Carl Lee ...


Wisconsin farm girl Elizabeth Carlson leaves family and her English teacher lover behind and escapes to New York. There she soon makes a career for herself as a fashion model. During a vernissage she's approached by a mysterious man whose motives are unclear... Written by Michel Hafner <>

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22 April 1983 (USA)  »

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Stephen M. Silverman:  Uncredited, as himself. See more »


Elizabeth's purse changes positions when she's asking informations on the mosque. When she's outside the purse is on her left side, but when she's inside the purse goes to the right and later returns to the left again when she's about to leave the place. See more »


Elizabeth Carlson: What do you want from me?
Daniel Jelline: Everything. What do you want from me?
Elizabeth Carlson: What do I want from you? I didn't break into your apartment, I didn't follow you all over New York.
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Referenced in The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) See more »


The Shoop Shoop Song
Written by Rudy Clark
Performed by Betty Everett
Courtesy of Vee-Jay International Records
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Pointless Junk
21 February 2010 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Every once in a while, you see a movie so dull and so stupid, you have to wonder if drugs were somehow involved in making the film. 'Exposed' is one of those films.

The plot of this film doesn't unravel, it oozes like molasses in January. Nastassja Kinski plays a Wisconsin farm girl named Elizabeth who leaves home and runs away to New York. After being discovered by a fashion photographer (McShane) she is whisked away into the glamorous world of fashion. Soon she's in Europe, and is recruited by a mysterious violin player (the awful corpse-like Rudolf Nureyev) to infiltrate a terrorist organization and kill it's leader. The leader is played by Harvey Keitel, who is given next to nothing to do.

The only good scene is at the very beginning when two terrorist babes blow up a Parisian restaurant. But it all goes downhill from there. In more capable hands and with a better cast, this film could have been good. But everything is a mess. The script is convoluted and boring, the acting is atrocious, the direction is flat, there is no suspense, and no characters that seem even human.

Oddly, so many people seem to praise Nastassja Kinski as a great actress. I've just never seen it. In every film I've seen her in she just seems vacant and bored, but this is Kinski at her worst, no doubt.

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