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A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.

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Jake Scully comes home to find his girlfriend with another man and has to find a new place. In between his acting workshops and his job in a vampire B-movie, he scans the paper looking for anything. He happens to meet Sam Bouchard, a fellow actor who needs a house sitter. Both are pleased with the arrangement that will have Jake staying in the house and for a sweetener, Sam shows him his favorite neighbor, a well-built woman who strips with her window open each night. Jake becomes obsessed with meeting her and is able to help recover her purse from a thief, but shows his own phobia, he is incapacitated by claustrophobia when the thief runs through a tunnel. When Jake witnesses a murder, he finds out that the police love to pin crimes on peeping Toms. Jake discovers that here are just too many coincidences but must hunt them down himself without the police. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Brian De Palma the modern master of suspense invites you witness - A seduction. A mystery. A murder. See more »


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26 October 1984 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The video-tape recording of Melanie Griffith's bedroom jewelery masturbation test audition was destroyed at the specific request by the actress to the film's director Brian De Palma. In the movie, because of the film's plot, the face of the woman masturbating is not seen. See more »

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When Jake discovers Carol cheating on him, her lover's left hand is on her right breast. When the camera switches to a close-up, his right hand is on her left breast. See more »

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Jake Scully: I thought you were a bartender, not a priest.
Douglas: That's right, I'm a bartender.
Jake Scully: Then keep the fucking glass filled!
Douglas: Keep your own glass filled.
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Ageless !!!
6 November 2012 | by (Mumbai) – See all my reviews

Often when people write reviews of older films one of the criteria that comes up is how well the film has aged, this film was released in US just one day before i was born and i would consider myself lucky if i age half as well, theme of voyeurism that this film deals with will remain relevant till the end of the human race. It is stirs up those element of the human psychic without been preachy or should i say in Hollywood style . So, we have lots of skin show, an excellently done murder sequence, a hero that just about manages to set things right and a "Eargasmic" background theme composed by Pino Donaggio. So grab the popcorn & enjoy Jake Scully's ride !


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