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  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 1981
  • Edward Bianchi
  • 90 mins
  • X

Summary

A Broadway actress is threatened by an obsessed admirer, who begins killing the people closest to her. Thriller, starring Lauren Bacall and Michael Biehn

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Fans of charismatic old-timers will enjoy this thriller about a glamorous stage star (Lauren Bacall) pursued by a deranged stalker (Michael Biehn). The movie was given a boost on release as Bacall was enjoying a huge hit on Broadway at the same time, starring in Woman of the Year. But director Edward Bianchi has trouble with the pacing of the movie and there's an awkward dynamic between the musical numbers and the violence. James Garner is excellent as Bacall's ex-husband, and Maureen Stapleton plays her secretary, but it's Lauren's picture, and she has no problems convincing us she's a star.

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Credits

Cast

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Sally RossLauren Bacall
Jake BermanJames Garner
Belle GoldmanMaureen Stapleton
Ralph AndrewsHector Elizondo
Douglas BreenMichael Biehn
Emily StolzAnna Maria Horsford
David BranumKurt R Johnson
ElsaFeiga Martinez

Crew

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DirectorEdward Bianchi

Details

Released on
1981-05-29
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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