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Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area.

Director:

Ken Wiederhorn

Writer:

Ron Kurz (screenplay by) (as Mark Jackson)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Tewes ... Jane Harris
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Tracy Harris
John DiSanti ... Stanley Herbert
Peter DuPre Peter DuPre ... David (as Peter DuPré)
Gwen Lewis Gwen Lewis ... Debbie
Kitty Lunn Kitty Lunn ... Annette
Timothy Hawkins Timothy Hawkins ... Jeff
Ted Richert Ted Richert ... Roger England
Toni Crabtree ... Mona
Robert Small ... Dr. Bob (as Bob Small)
Stella Rivera Stella Rivera ... Dancer
Dan Fitzgerald ... Bartender
Jose Bahamonde Jose Bahamonde ... Jimmy (as José Bahamande)
Luke Halpin ... Tape Editor
Ru Flynn ... Woman in Car (as Rhonda Flynn)
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Storyline

Enterprising local news anchor Jane Harris discovers that one of her neighbors is actually the serial killer/rapist who has been terrorizing the city. Jane must prove her suspicions before the killer gets to her. Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The voice on the telephone that all women dreaded See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 March 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Augen eines Fremden See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$546,724, 29 March 1981

Gross USA:

$1,118,634

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,118,634
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jennifer Jason Leigh's first major role in a theatrical feature. See more »

Goofs

During one of the last scenes of the movie, a man rips Jennifer's top completely from front but during next few seconds her top is intact but later on when she goes to bathroom her top is ripped again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
TV Reporter: Police say the body was found early this morning by a wildlife photographer in a mangrove swamp off Key Biscayne. The victim's clothes were in disarray, and police believe she may have been the victim of an assault. This is possibly the third rape/murder in as many weeks. However, police are not willing to say the murders are connected.
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Alternate Versions

Although the print submitted was the heavily edited U.S R-rated one, UK cinema and video versions were cut by a further 1 min 25 secs by the BBFC with edits made to shots of nudity and heavy cuts to the belt strangulation scene. While the 18-rated version of the film was the BBFC-approved cut version, Warner did in fact issue an uncut version rated X prior to this in the early 1980s. See more »

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Referenced in Dead Teenager Movie (2006) See more »

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Stylish low-budget slasher flick
16 August 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Surprisingly decent entry in the slasher-flick genre has attractive, spunky Lauren Tewes (here on loan from TV's "The Love Boat", and doing excellent work besides) playing crack reporter hunting down a serial killer of women. Jennifer Jason Leigh, with her thick crop of hair and pale skin, is luminous in her film-debut as Tewes' deaf-mute-and-blind sister (her sequence in the kitchen with the killer is incredibly well-staged). The movie's first priority is to be a bloodfest, and some of the violence is predictably disgusting; however, of its type, "Eyes" isn't half bad! I found the grainy production quite eerie, John DiSanti gives a brave performance as the hefty psycho, and, as noted, Tewes is terrific. Who knew?? ** from ****


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