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White of the Eye (1987)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  20 May 1988 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Danielle Smith ...
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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20 May 1988 (USA)  »

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$225,132 (USA)
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According to Cathy Moriarty, Donald Cammell was so attentive to the dialogue that neither her or David Keith were allowed to ad-lib during their scenes. Moriarty has spoken of the difficulty she had with this at first, as it was the first time ever that a director hadn't allowed her to improvise. 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

Mike Desantos: Goddamn, I knew he'd come by. I knew you'd come by. I just knew it. I saw this whole place on television. On this tv I've got in my head.
Paul White: Reruns, right?
Mike Desantos: That's right, Paul. Reruns.
Paul White: Reruns.
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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 »

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Featured in Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (1998) See more »

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Slim Jenkins Joint
by Booker T. Jones
Written by Al Jackson Jr. (uncredited), Booker T. Jones (uncredited), Donald Dunn (uncredited) and Steve Cropper (uncredited)
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A gem of a film...gripping and just a little "off"...
7 July 2003 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews



A fellow "film geek" brought this over one night and insisted I drop what I was doing so we could screen it right away. Beginning with one of the most original opening scenes in my memory to the other-worldly climax, this is an incredibly well-conceived and well-crafted movie. David Keith secures his place here in the Pantheon of film weirdos that includes Eric Roberts in Star 80. Oddly, I was so wrapped up in Keith's performance that I didn't notice the flashbacks the first time I watched the film. I think I thought that there were weird inconsistencies in the clothes and the script (uhhhh..weird, dude). Keith's madman is portrayed lovingly here and I think that's why it's so chilling. He's not one-dimensional; he's good and bad more like a good Hitchcock psycho (see Bruno in Strangers on a Train). Danielle Smith is a real treat here. She reminded me a little of Linda Manz in Days of Heaven. She has an amazing face that I couldn't stop staring at and she has a (subtly strange) way with a line ("what's a juvie?"). SEE THIS MOVIE! Tell others about it!


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