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White of the Eye (1987)

In a wealthy and isolated desert community, a sound expert is targeted as the prime suspect of a series of brutal murders of local suburban housewives who were attacked and mutilated in ... See full summary »

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Paul White
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Joan White
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Mike Desantos
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Detective Charles Mendoza
Michael Greene ...
Phil Ross
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Danielle White
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William G. Schilling ...
Harold Gideon
David Chow ...
Fred Hoy
Marc Hayashi ...
Stu
Mimi Lieber ...
Liza Manchester
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Caryanne (as Pamela Seamon)
Bob Zache ...
Lucas Herman
Danko Gurovich ...
Arnold White
China Kong ...
Ruby Hoy (as China Cammell)
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In a wealthy and isolated desert community, a sound expert is targeted as the prime suspect of a series of brutal murders of local suburban housewives who were attacked and mutilated in their homes. As he desperately tries to prove his innocence, his young wife starts to uncover mysteries of her own... Written by Anonymous

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Horror | Thriller

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20 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Bielmo  »

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$225,132 (USA)
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Trivia

When the movie was threatened with an X-rating, Marlon Brando, a close friend of director Donald Cammell, wrote a lengthy appeal to MPAA to bring it down to R. See more »

Goofs

The Detective says to Paul that they know of four people who have bought tires with tracks matching those at a murder scene and Paul is one of them. Paul then asks "What about those other four?" when he should say "What about those other three?" See more »

Quotes

Joan White: It's like a fucking car accident. One minute you're cruising along. Next minute you've got no legs.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credit montage the films title dissolves in from a negative image of a sun glare. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Into the White: Filming 'White of the Eye' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

You Sexy Thing
by Hot Chocolate
Written by Errol Brown (uncredited)
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Give this review half weight
4 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Give this review half weight because after watching the first half in real time, I used the fast forward button thereafter. This movie just didn't hold my attention. To me it dragged and seemed unengaging. David Keith does fine acting. Cathy Moriarty is okay as a Faye Dunaway disciple. Alan Rosenberg's character is obnoxious and annoying. There aren't enough suspects to make this a mystery, much less a good mystery.

The story-telling seemed overdone to me. That impression started right from the initial sequence with all sorts of things in bright colors (mainly red) being smashed up in a murder sequence. The giallos somehow did this better with more restraint and suspense. Too much attempt at style and not enough substance to the story eventually tired me out to where I didn't have the patience to continue at slow speed. To all those who think the movie is a brilliant work, more power to you, but I think it's more or less average. The flashbacks simply didn't engage me, and the characters didn't provide enough foreshadowing to build up suspense.


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