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Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

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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 »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Sal Volpe
Lisa Taylor ... Michele
Darlanne Fluegel ... Lulu
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Elaine Cassell
Bill Boggs ... Self
Steve Marachuk ... Robert
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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Trivia

The spec script that John Carpenter sold producers was simply entitled "Eyes." It was extensively rewritten, the ending (and the killer's identity) was changed, and he had nothing to do with the final product, issued just months prior to his own breakout hit "Halloween." See more »

Goofs

During the catfight/car-burning photo shoot in Columbus Circle, Michele motions to Lulu (Darlanne Fluegel) to not pull her hair so hard and says, "God, Darlanne! You don't have to pull it that hard!" 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

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Deathrow Gameshow (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Native New Yorker
Performed by Odyssey
Produced by Sandy Linzer & Charles Calello (as Charlie Calello)
Written by Sandy Linzer (uncredited) & Denny Randell (uncredited)
Courtesy RCA 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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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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