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Blind Date (1984)

R | | Horror, Thriller | June 1984 (USA)
A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid... See full summary »

Director:

Nico Mastorakis

Writers:

Nico Mastorakis (screenplay), Nico Mastorakis (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Bottoms ... Jonathon Ratcliff
Kirstie Alley ... Claire Simpson
James Daughton ... Dave
Lana Clarkson ... Rachel
Keir Dullea ... Dr. Steiger
Charles Nicklin ... Robert
Michael Howe ... Subway Gang Member
Gerard Kelly ... Subway Gang Member
Gerry Sundquist ... Subway Gang Member
Marina Sirtis ... Hooker
Kathy Hill Kathy Hill ... Murdered Lover
Louis Sheldon Louis Sheldon ... Murdered Lover
Danos Lygizos ... Production Manager
Spyros Papafrantzis ... Crazy Old Man
Antigoni Amanitou ... First Victim (as Antigone Amanitis)
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Storyline

A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid of a computer interface and brain electrodes. Meanwhile, a taxi driver is taking young women up to their apartments, giving them gas, and performing a little fatal amateur surgery on them. Their paths inevitably converge, and the blind man must try to stop the psychopath. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The ultimate hi-tech thriller [Video Australia]

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA | Greece

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Seduction See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The end credits promoted a sequel to "Blind Date," to have been titled "Run, Stumble, Fall." But this sequel was never produced. See more »

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A gimmicky but otherwise routine thriller.
30 April 2012 | by dave13-1See all my reviews

Director Nico Mastorakis had a moderately posh budget for once and was able to give this little techno thriller a nice glossy look, plus he proved somewhat prophetic when a few of his ideas regarding the central gimmick - a radar-like device that allows a blind person to 'see' via reflected sound - actually appeared in medical devices within a few years. Mastorakis, as usual, shows a good photographic eye for interesting backdrops, found objects, cityscapes etc. often from oddly skewed angles.

Moreover, the movie is an underground legend among video geeks who pursue gratuitous nudity by female TV stars. Marina Sirtis has a brief but memorable topless appearance as a hooker and Kirstie Alley features in her only nude sex scene. Infamous murder victim Lana Clarkson co- stars as the object of a stalker.

Beyond such prurient considerations, however, there is not a whole lot here that we didn't see fairly often in any 80s thriller. There are fights, car chases and foot pursuits (with the admittedly novel twist that one participant is a technologically augmented blind person). This was familiar stuff then and has gained no new freshness with age.


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