Body Double


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.

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  1. Brian De Palma

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Robert J. Avrech


Top Billed Cast

  1. Craig Wasson

    Craig Wasson

    Jake Scully

  2. Melanie Griffith

    Melanie Griffith

    Holly Body

  3. Gregg Henry

    Gregg Henry

    Sam Bouchard

  4. Deborah Shelton

    Deborah Shelton

    Gloria Revelle

  5. Guy Boyd

    Guy Boyd

    Det. Jim McLean

  6. Dennis Franz

    Dennis Franz


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $8,801,940.00

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Release Information

  • October 26, 1984
    R, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

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.

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