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The Naked Face (1984)

A Chicago psychoanalyst's patient and secretary are murdered and he becomes the police's prime suspect despite his claims that someone is trying to frame him.

Director:

Bryan Forbes

Writers:

Bryan Forbes, Sidney Sheldon (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Moore ... Dr. Judd Stevens
Rod Steiger ... Lt. McGreavy
Elliott Gould ... Det. Angeli
Art Carney ... Morgens
Anne Archer ... Ann Blake
David Hedison ... Dr. Peter Hadley
Deanna Dunagan ... Mrs. Hadley
Ron Parady Ron Parady ... Cortini
Dick Sollenberger Dick Sollenberger ... Capt. Bertelli
James Spinks ... Prison Supervisor
John Kapelos ... Frank
Cynthia Baker Schuyler Cynthia Baker Schuyler ... Teri Goldman
Virginia Smith Virginia Smith ... Rose Graham
Joe D. Lauck ... Boyd
Jimmie F. Skaggs ... Fallon
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Storyline

Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince two cops of his innocence, Dr. Stevens is forced to go after the real villains himself, and he finds himself up against one of the city's most notorious Mafia kingpins. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

He knows someone is trying to murder him. What he doesn't know can get him killed! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A cara descubierta See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was made only because The Cannon Group, Inc. had wanted for some time to make a movie with Sir Roger Moore, in order to cash in on his James Bond popularity. Moore was able to persuade them to back this movie of Sidney Sheldon's 1970 novel, and to hire two of his best friends, Writer and Director Bryan Forbes and actor David Hedison. This movie was made on-location in Chicago with the supporting cast mostly obtained (very inexpensively) from the ranks of local theater actors, some of whom were making their first movie. See more »

Goofs

While falling down the stairs, the knife falls off the victim while presumably stabbed in his body revealing itself to be only a glued-on handle. In the next shot it's still in the body. See more »

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Great thriller
26 September 2000 | by martin_humbleSee all my reviews

In this 1985 step away of the bond era Moore finally gets to make a great movie. This is probably his best movie, maybe not in acting, but the script is hard to beat. The naked face origins from a novel by Sidney Sheldon. The story is good and it differs from many other in the genre. It is not easy to predict the ending. That alone makes this film worth seeing. There are also other facts that makes this well worth seeing. Rod Steiger plays more than well, making his character disgusting from time to time. Moore acts well and so does all roles. To this one ads good music and you cannot get anything but a great film. I say not it is excellent, but it comes close enough to be more than recommended.


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