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Status: Released

Runtime: 114

Budget: $10,000,000

Revenue: $8,801,940

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  R

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Alternative Titles

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


6.1/10 (49 votes)


After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl's murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers -- with porn actress Holly Body as his guide.


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.