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Dressed to Kill Details

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One of [[Performer~P105447~Brian De Palma~anderspalm]]'s most divisive films, Dressed to Kill is a spine-chilling [[Performer~P94487~Alfred Hitchcock~alfredhitchcock]] update for the late 1970s. Sexually frustrated wife and mother Kate Miller ([[Performer~P19096~Angie Dickinson~angiedickinson]]) visits her New York psychiatrist, Dr. Elliott ([[Performer~P10198~Michael Caine~michaelcaine]]), to complain about her unfulfilling erotic life. When she then goes to meet her husband at a museum, she meets an anonymous man whom she follows out to a cab. After an afternoon of satisfying sex, Kate discovers that the man has a venereal disease, but that information becomes a moot point when a razor-wielding blonde woman slashes Kate to ribbons in the elevator of the man's building. Blonde prostitute Liz ([[Performer~P1046~Nancy Allen~nancyallen]]), who caught a glimpse of the murderer, becomes both the prime suspect and the killer's next target. With the police less than willing to believe her story, Liz joins forces with Kate's son Peter ([[Performer~P92106~Keith Gordon~keithgordon]]) to get the psychopath themselves. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

  • Release date:June 23, 1980

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Nancy Allen New Star of the Year - Female 1980 Nominee

Cast

Michael Caine
as Dr. Robert Elliott
Angie Dickinson
as Kate Miller
Nancy Allen
as Liz Blake
Keith Gordon
as Peter Miller
Dennis Franz
as Detective Marino
David Margulies
as Dr. Levy
Brandon Maggart
as Cleveland Sam
Mary Davenport
as Woman in Coffee Shop
Fred Weber
as Mike Miller
Sean O'Rinn
as Museum Cab Driver
Bill Randolph
as Chase Cab Driver
Susanna Clemm
as Betty Luce

Crew

Brian De Palma
Director
George Litto
Producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff
Producer
Brian De Palma
Screenwriter
Ralf Bode
Cinematographer
Pino Donaggio
Composer (Music Score)
Natalie Massara
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerry Greenberg
Editor
Gary Weist
Production Designer
Gary Jones
Costume Designer
Ann Roth
Costume Designer
Michael Rauch
First Assistant Director
Steve James
Stunts
Vic Ramos
Casting
Natalie Massara
Conductor
Joe Cranzano
Makeup
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