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Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

Director:

Irvin Kershner

Writers:

John Carpenter (screenplay), David Zelag Goodman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Faye Dunaway ... Laura Mars
Tommy Lee Jones ... John Neville
Brad Dourif ... Tommy Ludlow
Rene Auberjonois ... Donald Phelps
Raul Julia ... Michael Reisler (as R.J.)
Frank Adonis Frank Adonis ... Sal Volpe
Lisa Taylor ... Michele
Darlanne Fluegel ... Lulu
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Elaine Cassell
Bill Boggs ... Himself
Steve Marachuk ... Robert
Meg Mundy Meg Mundy ... Doris Spenser
Marilyn Meyers Marilyn Meyers ... Sheila Weissman
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... Reporter
Mitchell Edmonds ... Reporter
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Storyline

Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first, they have to figure out who it is. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eyes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First major studio film of Writer/Director/Composer John Carpenter, who wrote the film's screenplay, which was originally titled "Eyes". See more »

Goofs

As Laura is running from the killer in the warehouse she is screaming, but her mouth is not moving at all. See more »

Quotes

Donald Phelps: [complaining to a detective who offended him] Son of a bitch. I'm sick of all this name calling crap!
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Crazy Credits

The film's closing credits roll over the first image of the movie, a black and white image of Laura's eyes as a negative. See more »

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Soundtracks

(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band (as K.C. and the Sunshine Band)
Written by Harry Wayne Casey (uncredited) & Richard Finch (uncredited)
Produced by Harry Wayne Casey (as K.C.) - Richard Finch (as Finch) for Sunshine Sound Enterprises Inc.
Courtesy of T.K. Records
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A decent thriller with a predictable twist... But good tunes & decent performances help, too....
29 January 2002 | by LeathermanCraigSee all my reviews

Sure.... Compared to the thrillers of today - it just can't compare. It seems low budget and 3rd world in quality. But it's got so much more beneath the surface.

The plot is simple - a 'High Fashion' photographer (Laura Mars) begins to have visions of brutal murders - both when sleeping and while awake. Some of these visions begin to seep into her work and her images. But soon, the visions begin to include many of her friends, acquaintances and co-workers. A homicide detective (John Neville) assigned to the case begins hanging around and trying to solve the case, including the murders involving Laura's friends. Many of Laura's friends & acquaintances get killed along the way, leaving her emotionally bereft and open to Neville's advances. I won't blow the end of the film (as others may) by giving away the twists and turns.

There are a few decent performances in the movie - including Rene Auberjunois as Laura's 'flamboyantly flaming' manager, assistant and best friend. And, how he can wear a dress....

This stylish & sometimes sexy thriller is an 8 of 10 when the age of the flick comes into consideration. Decent plot, decent acting and decent twists. And, I am sorry, but Barbara Streisand's opening song still stands as one of my all time favorite songs.... Speaking of the opening, the opening credits of the film are kinda creepy and chilling. Go rent it and decide for yourself!


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