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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 114

Budget: $10,000,000

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  • 1984-10-26

  • 1984-10-26

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Alternative Titles

  • Omicidio a luci rosse
  • Body Double
  • Doble cuerpo
Content Score: 100


6.9/10 (19 votes)


Jake comes home to find his girlfriend with another man and has to find a new place. In between his acting workshops and his job in a vampire B-movie, he scans the paper looking for anything. He happens to meet a fellow actor who needs a house sitter. Both are pleased with the arrangement that will have Jake staying in the house and for a sweetener, Frank shows him his 'favorite neighbor', a well built woman who strips with her window open each night. Jake becomes obsessed with meeting her and is able to help recover her purse from a thief, but shows his own phobia, he is incapacitated by claustrophobia when the thief runs through a tunnel. When Jake witnesses a murder, he finds out that the police love to pin crimes on peeping Toms. Jake discovers that here are just too many coincidences but must hunt them down himself without the police.


You can't believe everything you see.


Director: Brian De Palma
Writers: ,

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Craig Wasson

Craig Wasson
as Jake Scully

Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith
as Holly Body

Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry
as Sam Bouchard

Deborah Shelton

Deborah Shelton
as Gloria Revelle

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A review by John Chard

De Palma Double Bubble, Toil and Trouble.

Body Double is directed by Brian De Palma, he also co-writes the screenplay with Robert J. Avrech. It stars Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton, Guy Boyd and Dennis Franz. Music is by Pino Donaggio and cinematography by Stephen H. Burum.

Brian De Palma continued his crusade to push buttons of the sensitive whilst homaging his hero Alfred Hitchcock, with this cheeky, garish, sleazy thriller. Even when moving away from Hitch like movies, he created a storm with Scarface (1983), so the critics of 1984 wondered if a return to... read the rest.