A small-time reporter tries to convince the police she saw a murder in the apartment across from hers.


Brian De Palma


Brian De Palma (screenplay), Louisa Rose (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Margot Kidder ... Danielle Breton / Dominique Blanchion
Jennifer Salt ... Grace Collier
Charles Durning ... Joseph Larch
William Finley ... Emil Breton (as Bill Finley)
Lisle Wilson ... Phillip Woode
Barnard Hughes ... Arthur McLennen
Mary Davenport Mary Davenport ... Mrs. Peyson Collier
Dolph Sweet ... Detective Kelly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Collins Bobby Collins ... (as Bobby C. Collins)


The Staten Island apartment of lovely model Danielle becomes the scene of a grisly murder that is witnessed by her neighbor, Grace, a reporter. But the police don't believe her story, so it's up to Grace to solve the murder mystery on her own. Written by alarmanwp

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Jennifer Salt and her real-life mother Mary Davenport portray mother and daughter on screen. See more »


Danielle and Phillip have their date after their TV appearance in Manhattan. Phillip tells her he will get his car. After their date they are seen taking the Staten Island Ferry yet he drives her to her apartment building in his car. While no longer the case, before the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 vehicles were allowed on the ferries. See more »


Crazy Woman: Did you know that the germs can come through the wires? I never call and I *never* answer. It's a good way to get sick. Very, very sick... That's how I got so sick! SOMEONE CALLED ME ON THE TELEPHONE!
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Alternate Versions

For the original 1973 UK cinema release cuts were made by the BBFC to edit the violent stabbing of Phillip Woode. All later releases were fully uncut. See more »


References What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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An Example of the REAL De Palma
28 October 2002 | by jonpdSee all my reviews

De Palma don't make 'em like this anymore. Brilliant, creepy psychological thriller concerning French-Canadian twin sisters Danielle and Dominique (Margot Kidder). One is seemingly normal and one is seemingly insane. One is an actress who, while on a game show, wins dinner with one of its contestants, Philip (Lisle Wilson). The two have an enjoyable time, and even end up spending the night together back at her apartment. The next day, Philip awakens to the two sisters arguing in the next room. Danielle then asks Philip to go into town and purchase some more medicine for her. He does so and, out of the kindness of his heart, purchases a birthday cake for the sisters, since today is their birthday. Upon his return, the thrills begin and Jennifer Salt decides to investigate these weird goings-on. SISTERS is a very eerie thriller from Brian De Palma which features his outstanding scriptwriting/direction, Paul Hirsch's top-notch editing, Bernard Hermann's welcome nerve-jangling score, not to mention the awesome split-screen, enabling us to see two events at one time. Despite the ultimately strange conclusion, the film is a creeper and not to be missed. 9/10

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Release Date:

26 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Color | Black and White (flashback sequence)

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1.85 : 1
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