Dressed to Kill Movie Review 1980

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Contemporary thriller merges bombastic DePalma with a tense Hitchcockian flare. Sexually unsatisfied Kate (Dickinson) is told to have an affair by her sympathetic shrink Dr. Elliott (Caine) and ends up in bed with a man who catches her eye in a museum. Then Kate's found brutally murdered by prostitute Liz (Allen). Kate's son Peter (Gordon) teams up with Liz to track and lure the killer into their trap. Suspenseful and fast paced. Dickinson's museum scene is wonderfully photographed and edited. DePalma was repeatedly criticized for using a stand-in during the Dickinson shower scene; he titled his next film "Body Double" as a rebuttal.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Gender Bending, Oldest Profession, Contemporary Noir, New York, New York
Brian DePalma
Angie Dickinson, Michael Caine, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, Dennis Franz, David Margulies, Brandon Maggart
Ralf Bode
Brian DePalma
Pino Donaggio
George Litto, Samuel Z. Arkoff

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