Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dressed to Kill



1980 American Feature

Cast: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, David Margulies, Ken Baker, Susanna Clemm and Brandon Maggart
Writer/Director: Brian De Palma

Synopsis:
When a sexually frustrated housewife is murdered in an elevator by a mysterious killer, a prostitute who witnessed the crime teams with the victim's son to find out the truth.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 84% / Audience: 71%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Golden Globe Award nomination for New Star of the Year - Female (Allen).
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Actress (Dickinson).

Notes/Trivia:
  • In the late 1970s, Brian De Palma wrote a screenplay based on Gerald Walker's Cruising, but was unable to obtain the rights to the material. Cruising, the story of a series of brutal murders in the gay New York underworld, was subsequently adapted and directed by William Friedkin, while De Palma fashioned some of the elements from his own Cruising screenplay into Dressed to Kill. Both films were released, to great controversy (and after numerous battles with the MPAA to avoid X ratings), in 1980.
  • Casting Call: Sean Connery and Liv Ullmann.

OMG Movie #412

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