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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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Movie posters for this picture were designed in the form of a strip of celluloid, most of it white, evoking the film being "exposed", with the part of it not, featuring actress Nastassja Kinski, the two sections separated by a tearaway burn mark. 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 »


Rivas: Vic?
Vic: I would like to be in charge.
Rivas: Of what?
Vic: Planting all the bombs.
Rivas: When you ever done that?
Vic: Never. That's why I want to do it now.
Rivas: No. And don't wear those clothes tomorrow.
Vic: Ok. I'll wear my suit and a tie.
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) See more »


Performed by Al Bano and Romina Power
Courtesy of Baby Records
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Seven stars just for Nastassja
12 February 2006 | by (Vancouver, Canada.) – See all my reviews

Yeah, yeah...who could not find fault with this implausible menagerie of models & Marxists? Here, even the most inept of film-schoolers could find a surplus of shortfalls, for which to offer their trite insight. What's blatantly apparent with this film is...the script seems never to have transcended the first-draft stage...the characters all seem either to be on psychotropic drugs, or to be in need of psychotherapeutic ones...and the director seems to have had his mind on other things – perhaps how to act in his small but completely forgettable part.

However, for some of us, the challenge is to discover the good points of 'critical failures', such as "Exposed", and as everyone seems to be somewhat more then vaguely aware, what's most redeeming about this film is, in a word, "NASTASSJAKINSKI"! When she is before the camera, all the problems behind it seem insignificant.

Cheers, J.B. - Prospect Point Productions, Inc.

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