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Dr. Larry Roberts
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Jennifer Long
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Lieutenant Masters
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Moustache Man
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Tina Cassidy
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Lisa Convey
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Senator Robert Harrison (as Michael Gainsborough)
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Candy
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Ellen (as Donna Benz)
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Jan
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Commercial Director
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Cindy's Mother
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Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and starts investigating. What he uncovers are the mysterious - and perhaps murderous - activities of a high-tech computer company called Digital Matrix. Written by alfiehitchie

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If Looks Could Kill...

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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30 October 1981 (USA)  »

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$3,282,232 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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One of the movie's main gadgets, as outlined on the home video sleeve, was a high-powered optical gun that puts its target into a hypnotic trance. See more »

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Arriving at the scene of murder#3, the doctor pulls up to the apt building and looking up at the balcony, he recognizes which apartment is the murder victim's after reporting to police that he'd never been social with his clients and could not possibly be able to guess which apartment it was. See more »

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Cindy Fairmont: Hi. I'm Cindy. I'm the perfect female type: 18-25. I'm here to sell for you.
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Music and Lyrics by Barry De Vorzon and Mike Towers (as Michael Towers)
Performed by Sue Saad
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Cheesy fun!
9 May 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A plastic surgeon in Los Angeles investigates after some of his most beautiful clients--all fashion models--turn up dead. '80's thriller looks dated now, however it has a terrific set-up and proves to be absorbing and exciting for about a third of its length, later resorting to assembly-line theatrics. Michael Crichton, who wrote and directed, certainly isn't enigmatic (he's a filmmaker who always cuts right to the chase), yet in hindsight his script makes very little sense. The cast is good, particularly Susan Dey as Albert Finney's sassy sidekick, but the characters themselves are awfully one-dimensional. Strictly as a time-filler, not bad. **1/2 from ****


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