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Director:
Writers:
Robert J. Avrech (screenplay) and
Brian De Palma (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 October 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A seduction. A mystery. A murder. See more »
Plot:
A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
DePalma's Stinkbomb: Brace Yourself!! See more (172 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Craig Wasson ... Jake Scully

Melanie Griffith ... Holly Body

Gregg Henry ... Sam Bouchard

Deborah Shelton ... Gloria Revelle

Guy Boyd ... Det. Jim McLean

Dennis Franz ... Rubin the Director
David Haskell ... Will the Drama Teacher
Rebecca Stanley ... Kimberly Hess
Al Israel ... Corso the Director
Douglas Warhit ... Video Salesman
B.J. Jones ... Douglas
Russ Marin ... Frank

Lane Davies ... Billy

Barbara Crampton ... Carol

Larry Flash Jenkins ... Assistant Director (as Larry 'Flash' Jenkins)
Monte Landis ... Sid Goldberg
Linda Shaw ... Linda Shaw
Ty Randolph ... Tina (as Mindi Miller)
Denise Loveday ... Vampire Movie Actress
Gela Nash ... Corso's Secretary (as Gela Jacobson)
Ray Hassett ... Police Officer
Rick Gunderson ... Police Officer

Jerry Brutsche ... Police Officer
Michael Kearns ... Male Porno Star

Rob Paulsen ... Cameraman

Jeremy Lawrence ... Theater Director
Rod Loomis ... TV Director
Gary F. Griffith ... Auditioning Actor
Michael White ... Security Guard at Gloria's House
Emmett Brown ... Studio Guard
H. David Fletcher ... Security Guard at Bellini's
Marcia del Mar ... Production Assistant (as Marcia Del Mar)
Phil Redrow ... Naked Man
Slavitza Jovan ... Saleslady
Jack Mayhall ... Jake's Replacement
Lindsay Freeman ... Girl #1 in Bathroom (as Alexandra Day)
Cara Lott ... Girl #2 in Bathroom (as Pamela Weston)
Brinke Stevens ... Girl #3 in Bathroom
Melissa Christian ... Girl #4 in Bathroom

Patty Lotz ... Girl #1 in 'Holly Does Hollywood'
Barbara Peckinpaugh ... Girl #2 in 'Holly Does Hollywood'
David Ursin ... Man #1 in 'Holly Does Hollywood'

Casey Sander ... Man #2 in 'Holly Does Hollywood'
Wes Edwards ... Man #3 in 'Holly Does Hollywood'
Chuck Waters ... Jogger
Paul A. Calabria ... Man with Dog (as Paul Calabria)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Holly Johnson ... Singing Nightclub Doorman (as Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Steven Bauer ... Assistant Director in 'Holly Does Hollywood' (uncredited)

Janette Caldwell ... (uncredited)

Darcy DeMoss ... Barefoot Dancer in Nightclub (uncredited)
Annette Haven ... (uncredited)
Paul Rutherford ... Himself (uncredited)
Doug Vought ... Valet Parker (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian De Palma 
 
Writing credits
Robert J. Avrech (screenplay) and
Brian De Palma (screenplay)

Brian De Palma (story)

Produced by
Brian De Palma .... producer
Howard Gottfried .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Pino Donaggio 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gerald B. Greenberg  (as Jerry Greenberg)
Bill Pankow 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Ida Random 
 
Art Direction by
William A. Elliott (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Cloudia Rebar  (as Cloudia)
 
Costume Design by
Gloria Gresham 
 
Makeup Department
Thomas R. Burman .... special makeup effects artist (as Tom Burman)
 
Production Management
Raymond Hartwick .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Napolitano .... first assistant director
Robert Yannetti .... second assistant director (as Bob Yannetti)
 
Art Department
David Aaron .... assistant property master
Daril Alder .... lead man (as Daryl Adler)
Chas. Butcher .... set designer (as Charles Butcher)
Bill Elliott .... set designer
Ed Freeman .... paint foreman
Scott Goodale .... carpenter foreman
Horst Grandt .... property master
Kirk D. Hansen .... stand-by painter (as Kirk Hansen)
Clarence Lynn Price .... construction coordinator (as Lynn Price)
Michael Seeman .... cableman
Oscar Delgadillo .... swing gang (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound effects mixer (as Dick Alexander)
John H. Arrufat .... sound editor (as J.H. Arrufat)
Destiny Borden .... assistant sound editor
John Dunn .... sound editor (as John C.C. Dunn)
Stephen Hunter Flick .... supervising sound editor (as Stephen Flick)
Les Fresholtz .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug Hemphill .... sound effects recordist (as D.M. Hemphill)
John Hoeren .... assistant sound editor
Vern Poore .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Purvis .... adr editor (as Steve Purvis)
John Roesch .... foley artist
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
T.E. Sadler .... foley recordist
James M. Tanenbaum .... sound mixer (as James Tanenbaum)
Rimas Tumasonis .... boom operator
David A. Whittaker .... sound editor (as David Whittaker)
Linda Whittlesey .... sound editor
Avram D. Gold .... adr editor (uncredited)
Tim Partridge .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Christy Richmond .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer: large format (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt coordinator
Ted Grossman .... stunts
Nanci Rogers .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunts (as Richard Warlock)
Jerry Wills .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunt double: Craig Wasson (uncredited)
Mike Washlake .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dustin Blauvelt .... first assistant camera (as Dusty Blauvelt)
Emmett Brown .... key grip
John Englert .... grip
Robert E. Gaynor .... dolly grip (as Bob Gaynor)
Tim Griffith .... gaffer
Bob Ivener .... best boy grip (as Bob Ivenor)
Ralph Nelson .... still photographer
Peter Portizo .... best boy electric (as Pete Portizo)
Michael G. Riba .... second assistant camera (as Michael Riba)
Douglas Ryan .... camera operator (as Doug Ryan)
Joel Stout .... rigging gaffer
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Daniel Pearl .... additional photographer (uncredited)
Michael J. Schwartz .... electrician (uncredited)
Dennis Young .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Michael Hirshenson .... casting associate
Elisabeth Leustig .... casting associate (as Elizabeth Leustig)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck .... wardrobe supervisor: women (as Francine Jamison)
James W. Tyson .... wardrobe supervisor: men (as Jim Tyson)
 
Editorial Department
Tara Timpone .... apprentice editor
Bruce Pearson .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Natale Massara .... conductor
Richard Stone .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Dan Anglin .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Tani Cohen .... assistant: Mr. De Palma
Brian De Palma .... presenter
Jimsie Eason .... production associate
Wilma Garscadden-Gahret .... script supervisor
Rob Harris .... unit publicist
Lisa Rose Horwitch .... production assistant (as Lisa Horwitch)
Kelliann Ladd .... production assistant
Shari Leibowitz .... production coordinator
Margaret Mitchell .... production auditor
Frank Pierson .... location manager (as Frank W. Pierson)
Bill Rosenfield .... production assistant (as William Rosenfield)
Eric Schwab .... location manager
Camilla Turnbull .... assistant: Mr. De Palma
Annette Haven .... technical adviser: Melanie Griffith (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... set medic (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
114 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (2000) (DVD) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1988) (VHS) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1985) (theatrical) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 (cut) | Norway:16 (1985) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R(A) (cut) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (cut) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Second of five collaborations [to date, August 2015] of actor Gregg Henry and director Brian De Palma. The films are Scarface (1983), Body Double (1984), Raising Cain (1992), The Black Dahlia (2006), and Femme Fatale (2002).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The first time Jake spots Gloria through the telescope he watches her for a moment, then she moves across the room. Jake is then shown turning the telescope a couple of inches to follow her movement. From his distance, a couple inches would have been much too far too keep her view.See more »
Quotes:
Jake Scully:I like to watch.
Corso the Director:Makes you hot, doesn't it?
Jake Scully:Yeah!
Corso the Director:Makes me hot too, real hot. Come on over here and I'll show you how hot. Okay, take off your clothes, I wanna take some pictures.
Jake Scully:Okay. What is it that we're watching?
Corso the Director:I don't know. What are you, some kind of method actor?
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Soundtrack:
RelaxSee more »

FAQ

Who was Gloria talking to on the telephone, saying that she needed someone to talk to?
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
DePalma's Stinkbomb: Brace Yourself!!, 26 June 2015
Author: garthbarnes-83945 from United States

Spoilers Ahead:

What is one of the cardinal rules of cinema? Never mix genres it is always a disaster. This film wants to be a thriller, romantic comedy. As usual, nothing works and it is a complete disaster. People under 40 praising the movie, if you sneezed in 1984, you would have missed your chance to see this movie in a theater. When we walked into the multiplex, I said to my brother, its way, way, back in the butt cinema, we are in trouble. Yes, we were; let's start with the worst lead actors in any DePalma movie. Wasson and Griffith, are you kidding me? How about Deborah Shelton who shows why she has one or two lines when she speaks. The scene that tells you all you need to know when Shelton is drilled above your head, camera shooting up, you see her blood gushing, then her guard dog is attacking Wasson, wasn't that great? I couldn't stop laughing. Look, he is one of my favorite directors I own all of his movies with three exceptions this one and THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES and MISSION TO MARS. Brian is a complete disaster when he strays outside of the purview of his talents: thriller and drama.

Then we are treated to a stalking segment that even gave me, a man, the creeps. He follows her around the mall watching her buy underwear, cops her panties, get the picture? Sound appealing? What was Brian thinking? The segment goes on for fifteen minutes that feels like two days. We get long periods of him watching Holly, he discovers later, nude dancing and self pleasuring, bring the kiddies. The trouble is later when Holly is in real danger my audience started laughing even when Henry brained her with a crowbar. See, when you mix genres audiences get lost. Is that supposed to be funny? Who knows? It has lots of these moments when whether it is satire or suspense only Brian knows? I can tell you this: it sucks.

In the middle of the movie, inexplicably, the narrative comes to a complete stop. We now are treated to a soft core porno movie with the 360 degree spinning camera that is guaranteed to make you puke up your popcorn pronto. What Holly is doing to him cannot be written, it looks like looking for loose change, if you know what I mean? This is not all, it gets worse, believe it or not, it now has a five minute music video of that dreadful piece of poop RELAX. I was yelling,"Relax, don't do it when you want to stop it." Why is this in the movie? What did they give him a big check? Product placement on steroids. Every master is entitled to a bomb. Alfred Hitchcock made the unwatchable THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY and this is DePalma's terrible StinkBomb. Do not buy the movie, it is stupid, boring, weird and fruity. It is not an art film; it is a bad film.

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