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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 »
1 win & 1 nomination. 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 ... Himself
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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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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

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

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 Visions (1978) 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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Very well-made supernatural thriller
14 January 2003 | by bd119-2See all my reviews

This 1978 chiller directed by Irvin Kerschner (RoboCop 2) and based on a story by John Carpenter, has Faye Dunaway as a fashion photographer who suddenly discovers that she has the ability to "see" through the eyes of a serial killer. All her premonitions of the murders are very accurate, and the victims are all people she knows. Soon it becomes apparent the killer is coming after her. Tommy Lee Jones is great as the police lieutenant/love interest (back when his face wasn't pockmarked with age), and the supporting cast (Raul Julia, Brad Dourif) is excellent. The movie's depictions of the murders were quite shocking for it's day, and it manages to keep us scared and in suspense throughout, though some of the scenes border on grotesque. Direction by Kirschner is tight, music is suitably eery, and the performances are overall impressive. A winner


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