5.0/10
607
9 user 7 critic

Blind Date (1984)

R | | Horror, Thriller | June 1984 (USA)
A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Next One (1984)
Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An astronaut's widow and her young son meet a stranger from the future on a Greek island.

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Keir Dullea, Adrienne Barbeau, Peter Hobbs
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

This high-tech, psychological thriller is set in the shadowy world of the Internet. Sondra Brummel is recovering from a skiing accident in her boyfriend's mansion, and accidently contacts a... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Jeffery Dean, Nicollette Sheridan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Two beach combing-shutterbugs accidentally capture a murder on film. Now detectives, the boys set out to capture a murderess shot only from behind, with a rose tattoo on her behind. Fun in ... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Mark Hennessy, Scott King, Hope Marie Carlton
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Two crooks get the job to protect a mysterious young girl and her mother from a bunch of gangsters.

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Jessica Dublin, Maria Aliferi, Peter Winter
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young working girl moves in with her boyfriend while taking care of her brothers and father. Things get complicated when she falls in love with another young boy.

Director: Francesco Maselli
Stars: Valeria Golino, Blas Roca-Rey, Livio Panieri
The Zero Boys (1986)
Action | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of friends travel to a wilderness area to play a survival game. Soon they unexpectedly find themselves in a real-life survival situation.

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Daniel Hirsch, Kelli Maroney, Nicole Rio
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Scott is a fashion photographer concerned about the sudden appearance of nightmares in his nightly dreams. In these, he seems to be involved in the murder of a beautiful young woman. When ... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Jeff Lester, Adrianne Sachs, Marc Singer
Action | Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Scientists poison the water supply of a small town, turning the residents into homicidal maniacs who kill each other and anybody who passes through.

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Wings Hauser, Bo Hopkins, George Kennedy
Space Riders (1984)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Joe Massot
Stars: Barry Sheene, Gavan O'Herlihy, Toshiya Ito
Glitch! (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Two thieves rob a large fancy house when the owner is away. But when a visitor mistakes them for the owner, and they find out about a casting party mis-scheduled for that day, they decide ... See full summary »

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Will Egan, Steve Donmyer, Julia Nickson
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud
The Wind (Video 1986)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A novelist is stalked by a psychopath one stormy night.

Director: Nico Mastorakis
Stars: Meg Foster, Wings Hauser, David McCallum
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jonathon Ratcliff
...
Claire Simpson
...
Dave
...
Rachel
...
Dr. Steiger
Charles Nicklin ...
Robert
...
Subway Gang Member
...
Subway Gang Member
Gerry Sundquist ...
Subway Gang Member
...
Hooker
Kathy Hill ...
Murdered Lover
Louis Sheldon ...
Murdered Lover
Danos Lygizos ...
Production Manager
Spyros Papafrantzis ...
Crazy Old Man
Antigoni Amanitou ...
First Victim (as Antigone Amanitis)
Edit

Storyline

A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid of a computer interface and brain electrodes. Meanwhile, a taxi driver is taking young women up to their apartments, giving them gas, and performing a little fatal amateur surgery on them. Their paths inevitably converge, and the blind man must try to stop the psychopath. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The ultimate hi-tech thriller [Video Australia]

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

June 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Seduction  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shannon Tweed was originally considered for the lead role. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits promoted a sequel to "Blind Date," to have been titled "Run, Stumble, Fall." But this sequel was never produced. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

How blind can justice be?
14 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent film. The thing that struck me first was that this was a serial killer flick in which the police hardly figure at all, you see them once or twice from a distance. You have two stories running in parallel until finally, and inevitably, they cross.

The second thing that really got me thinking is that our agent of justice probably got the wrong man. The evidence we have is far too circumstantial and would have been thrown out by any right minded jury, if the judge had not already dismissed the case.

Was the real killer driving the cab from which Kirstie Alley's character fled?

The character of Jonathan Ratcliff is interesting because, whatever his virtues might be, he is also a stalker. And we discover that when he is blinded there is no physical reason for his disability. On some subconscious level he has chosen not to see, and when he is given a device which enables him to see, after a fashion, it is in black and white and works on the same principle as sonar, that is it reflects back the signals he sends. He no longer sees the whole picture, and neither do we.



The concept of blind Justice is on one level a reassuring one since everyone is equal irrespective of race, creed, power etc.. However, on the other hand, Justice is blind! This could mean that it cannot differentiate between the innocent and the guilty.

In the film the character of Jonathan Ratcliff is living out a fantasy, when at the end he is asked by the woman he has just 'rescued' what his name is he replies, 'A friend': like a guardian angel or a comic book superhero. He is a voyeur who has been forced to take a role, to follow a destiny and he shapes that destiny himself.

The film itself is well put together and there are some wonderful Hitchcockian touches, especially in the way it exploits the blindness of the central character and the limitations and possibilities of the electronic device that substitute for his eyes.

I rate this film 8 out of 10, very thought provoking.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page