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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

According to his diaries, Lindsay Anderson declined to direct, as he thought the script was awful. 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

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

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 »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Tommy Lee Jones (1993) See more »

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(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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Everyone Loves Faye but Me
28 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

I understand that this was filmed and set in the 70s in New York and I think it's meant to mirror some of the avant garde style of that time and locale, but I couldn't stand Faye's acting style in this film. Her character is supposed to be a strong, successful, visionary/controversial photographer. She seemed to start many scenes playing just that, but would then quickly fall to pieces and appear to not know where she was, what she was doing, or how to answer a simple question. This happens over and over. I felt like I was watching over- acting from the 40s.

The rest of the cast saved it for me. Especially Brad Dourif and Tommy Lee Jones.

I liked the general story and premise, but even at only 104 minutes, it felt drawn-out.

A lot of people seem to think the ending was predictable. It caught me pleasantly by surprise!

I doubt as many people will be as put off as I was by Faye's acting in this particular film, so I would recommend this with my own reservations. I love supernatural movies and whodunits, and this was an interesting combination of both. It is definitely dated, though. Good luck.


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