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Scalpel (1977)

False Face (original title)
A psychopathic plastic surgeon transforms a young accident victim into the spitting image of his missing daughter.

Director:

John Grissmer

Writers:

John Grissmer, Joseph Weintraub (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lansing ... Dr. Phillip Reynolds
Judith Chapman ... Heather / Jane
Arlen Dean Snyder ... Uncle Bradley
David Scarroll David Scarroll ... Dr. Robert Dean
Sandy Martin ... Sandy
Bruce Atkins Bruce Atkins ... Bartender
Muriel Moore Muriel Moore ... Cousin Margaret
Clara Dunn Clara Dunn ... Gossipy Woman
Stan Wojno Stan Wojno ... Donald (as Stanley Wojno)
Laura Whyte Laura Whyte ... Jennifer Reynolds
Larry Quackenbush Larry Quackenbush ... Keith Jarvey
Greg Oliver Greg Oliver ... Killer
Mimi Honce Mimi Honce ... Maddie Schuster
Ellen Heard Ellen Heard ... Woman at the Party
Tad Currie Tad Currie ... Mr. Branch
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A psychopathic plastic surgeon transforms a young accident victim into the spitting image of his missing daughter.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He lost the face of the woman he loved ... so he gave it to someone else. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scalpel See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

PJ Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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After the Ball
by Charles Harris
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Probably better known as "Scalpel"
8 October 1999 | by ClaytonSee all my reviews

This film is available on video as "Scalpel", and it's quite interesting. Lansing is a crazed plastic surgeon who makes a disfigured dancer look like his missing daughter to claim a $2 million dollar inheritance. However, things get complicated when the real daughter reappears. Some interesting plot twists and decent acting makes this mystery worth a look.


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