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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Laura Mars
... John Neville
... Tommy Ludlow
... Donald Phelps
... Michael Reisler (as R.J.)
Frank Adonis ... Sal Volpe
... Michele
... Lulu
Rose Gregorio ... Elaine Cassell
... Himself
Steve Marachuk ... Robert
Meg Mundy ... Doris Spenser
Marilyn Meyers ... Sheila Weissman
Gary Bayer ... Reporter
... Reporter
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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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Mystery | Thriller

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2 August 1978 (USA)  »

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Eyes  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones and one Oscar nominee: Brad Dourif. 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

Laura: I can't understand... how it's possible... to live your whole life... without someone... and be doing more or less OK. And then suddenly you find them.
John Neville: You recognize them.
Laura: You recognize them. And... you know without them...
John Neville: [whispered] It's terrifying.
Laura: Yes.
John Neville: [whispered] It's beautiful.
Laura: Yes.
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Crazy Credits

Raul Julia is billed simply as R.J. in the opening credits, but by his full name in the cast crawl at the end. See more »

Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme (Prisoner)
Sung by Barbra Streisand
Words and Music by Karen Lawrence & John Desautels
Produced by Gary Klein
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Better Than It Had To Be
31 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Jon Peters' first production as he transformed himself (with girlfriend Barbra Streisand's help) from hairdresser to movie producer, the movie is a gem of Seventies style at it's finest. The clothes, the hair, makeup, music, attitude, interiors and locations ride the crest of the high-style wave that flooded the world through the Eighties. Combining the improbable worlds of violence and fashion, with a story that centers on a famous photographer (Dunaway) and her ability to *see* her friends and colleagues being stalked and murdered, *Eyes* has moments of serious suspense, but that's hardly the reason to see this movie. Utilizing the actual photography of fashion god Helmut Newton, the film maker has exquisitely captured the 1978 New York fashion and disco scene in a way that none of the recent looks at the Seventies has been able to, but then, again, this movie was *made* in 1978, not 27 years later. The scenes of photo shoots are particularly fun to watch, with one scene portraying a burning car crash in Columbus Circle in which the models, clad in garter belts and fur coats cat-fight before the camera. The ingenuous use of *real* models add the precise amount of vacuity necessary to make the surreal shot work. Another photo shoot involves a model dead from a gunshot to his heart lying in a pool surrounded by exotically dressed disco-dancing models and a throbbing disco beat. The plot is secondary to style in this movie, and style is the only reason this movie should be remembered. Favorite moment: Darlanne Fluegel as the model Lulu haplessly trying to explain to the press *why* violence is important in fashion photos.


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