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The Naked Face (1984)

 -  Action | Mystery | Thriller  -  June 1984 (USA)
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Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to ... See full summary »

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Dr. Judd Stevens
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Lieutenant McGreary
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Angeli
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Ann Blake
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Dr. Peter Hadley
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Mrs. Hadley
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Cortini
Dick Sollenberger ...
Capt. Bertelli
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Frank
Cynthia Baker Schuyler ...
Teri Goldman
Virginia Smith ...
Rose Graham
Joe D. Lauck ...
Boyd
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
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Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, Dr.Stevens is forced to go after the real villains himself, and he finds himself up against one of the city's most notorious Mafia kingpins. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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He knows someone is trying to murder him. What he doesn't know can get him killed! See more »


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When Rod Steiger turned up on set, the make-up people had to quickly scramble because the star had just had plastic surgery to hide his age and the wounds were still fresh on his face. See more »

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A view to an acting career?
10 November 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Moore knew he was living on borrowed time so far as Bond was concerned. Way too old, too slow moving and paunchy to be carrying a Walther PPK for much longer. His Bond contract allowed him to make two other films during this period - post OCTOPUSSY and pre A VIEW TO A KILL (that was to be his last JB outing)

Wisely perhaps, he chose this role as mild-mannered but wholly professional Chicago psychiatrist Dr Judd Stevens, whose life hits a major rut after one of his patients is stabbed to death - wearing HIS coat. Having no idea what is going on for pretty much the entire movie Moore conveys Judd's plight rather well I thought. As unlike anything Moore has ever done, he must deal with finding himself simply in the wrong place for seemingly no reason.

Several things to like about this flick - IF you care to look. Art Carney's turn as burnt-out but still cluey PI Morgens is a real gem of a performance. When Moore admits he doesn't believe in guns, Carney counters, "Yeah, well I don't believe in Santa Claus, but each Christmas he still comes round." The brief scenes in his ramshackle office are really worth looking at closely.

Cop Steiger is a tad over the top as is his wont - give him any opportunity to rave - he's in actor's heaven. Ron Paradi as mob boss Cortini puts across one of the nastiest and inherently evil men you would ever wish to not meet and Anne Archer is well....Anne Archer.

Totally unexpected last 20 seconds really lifts the film I thought.


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