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Lady Beware (1987)

Young and good looking Katya, a window dresser for a big department store in Pittsburgh, begins a love story with a journalist, Mac Odell. She is however stalked by Jack, a married man who ... See full summary »

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Karen Arthur

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Lane ... Katya Yarno
Michael Woods ... Jack Price
Cotter Smith ... Mac Odell
Tyra Ferrell ... Nan
Peter Nevargic Peter Nevargic ... Lionel
Edward Penn Edward Penn ... Mr. Thayer
Chelsea Benedict Chelsea Benedict ... Chelsea Price
Don Brockett ... Locksmith
David Crawford David Crawford ... Katya's Father
Maria Barney Maria Barney ... Female Patient
Clayton Hill Clayton Hill ... Policeman #1 (as Clayton D. Hill)
Angela Rosignalo Jones Angela Rosignalo Jones ... Inez - Little Girl
Raymond Laine Raymond Laine ... Doctor
Zachary Mott Zachary Mott ... Printer (as Zack Mott)
Kathleen Murray Kathleen Murray ... Mrs. Thayer
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Storyline

Young and good looking Katya, a window dresser for a big department store in Pittsburgh, begins a love story with a journalist, Mac Odell. She is however stalked by Jack, a married man who has a fixation with her. Jack makes Katya's life hellish and when the girl tells his wife about him he becomes wild with fury having been exposed and goes to the store to kill her... Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Taglines:

When Fantasy Leads To Terror...

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acecho maligno See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Karen Arthur disowned (and nearly took her name off of) the finished film. Against her wishes, the studio re-edited the film to show more nudity on the part of Diane Lane. In addition, the studio minimized Cotter Smith's performance, and all scenes with Viveca Lindfors were eliminated; both actors played characters integral to the plot, and these eliminations made the film more confusing. See more »

Goofs

When Katya is hiding in Dr Price's office she drops a garter and we see a right hand reaching for it. In the next shot she is pulling her left hand away. See more »

Soundtracks

Confrontation
(Instrumental)
Performed by Craig Safan
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Holds you.
30 April 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Despite some plot implausibilities and a mildly excessive running time, this is an interesting erotic thriller that will maintain your attention with its solid acting and its straightforward directing. The villain here is a married man and a doctor, which only makes the contrast between his "normal" life and his perverse side much more sharp. If you're looking for a thriller centered on sexual fixation, this may not be your only choice, but it is among the good ones. (**1/2)


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