Looker

Looker

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Director: Michael Crichton

Cast: Albert Finney, James Coburn, Susan Dey

     
 

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This fun, silly thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton manages to combine the dramatic murders of beautiful models, a secret conspiracy to use TV commercials for mind-control, and an unusual seeing-eye device which makes the wearer invisible. Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts (Albert Finney) becomes the prime suspect after two models on whom he operated are

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This fun, silly thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton manages to combine the dramatic murders of beautiful models, a secret conspiracy to use TV commercials for mind-control, and an unusual seeing-eye device which makes the wearer invisible. Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts (Albert Finney) becomes the prime suspect after two models on whom he operated are killed. Larry becomes suspicious because both of the women came into his office asking for very precise and seemingly unnecessary physical alterations. Agreeing to operate, because the women's jobs depended on the surgery, Larry must now clear his own name and save his life and career. With the aid of a friend and model Cindy (Susan Dey), Larry discovers and foils the plot led by corporation-head John Reston (James Coburn). Larry must then fight for his life against Reston's thugs who are equipped with the devices, called "Lookers." This is good, if silly fun and Albert Finney does his best with a somewhat implausible script.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/2015
UPC:
9332412010751
Original Release:
1981
Source:
Imports
Sales rank:
84,237

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Albert Finney Dr. Larry Roberts
James Coburn John Reston
Susan Dey Cindy
Leigh Taylor-Young Jennifer Long
Dorian Harewood Lt. Masters
Tim Rossovich Mustache Man
Darryl Hickman Dr. Jim Belfield
Kathryn Witt Tina
Terri Welles Lisa
Michael D. Gainsborough Sen. Harrison
Ashley Cox Candy
Catherine Parks Jan
Terry Kiser Commercial Director
Georgann Johnson Cindy's Mother
Richard Venture Cindy's Father
Anthony Charnota Master's Assistant
Terrence E. McNally Scanning Room Technician
Donna Kei Benz Ellen
Steven Strong Actor
Paul Jasmin Actor
David Adams D.M.I. Guard
John Sanderford D.M.I. Policeman
Arthur Taxier D.M.I. Truck Technician
Richard Milholland D.M.I. Truck Technician
Jeana Tomasina Suzy
Barry Jenner Commercial Producer
Derrel Maury Commercial Assistant Producer
Eloise Hardt Mrs. Emerson
Melissa Prophet Commercial Script Girl
Gary Combs Non-Descript Man
Lori Sutton Reston Girl
Vanna White Reston Girl
Pamela Jean Bryant Reston Girl
Jerry Douglas Laxative Spokesman
Estelle Omens Wife
Tawny Moyer Warrior Housewife
Dick Christie Father
Katherine de Hetre Mother
Allison Balson Daughter
Kelby Anno Windsurfer
Randall England New Wave Model
Irena Ferris New Wave Model
Randi Brooks Girl in Bikini
Joe Medalis Husband

Technical Credits
Michael Crichton Director,Screenwriter
Ken Chase Makeup
Betsy Cox Costumes/Costume Designer
Joe Day Special Effects
Scott Easton Asst. Director
Howard Jeffrey Producer
Carl Kress Editor
Paul Lohmann Cinematographer
Dean Edward Mitzner Production Designer
Jack Roe Production Manager
Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Jack Gammon Taylor Production Designer
Barry De Vorzon Score Composer
Jerry Wunderlich Set Decoration/Design

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4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was indeed a complete work of art with all the trimmings. Top actors such as Albert Finney and the Late Great James Coburn and what special effects we had in those days. As much of a farce as this movie seems to be it does happen everyday. People are brain-washed by television, commercials, and of course internet news. The movie takes a few minutes to warm up but when Albert Finney gets a hold of that "Looker" gun and starts zapping people into hypnotic trances all around him it takes off to an adventure one can't deny. Finney the classic good guy never uses the "Looker" gun to zap the beautiful women around him. Buy this movie and Time After Time and you're in for one enjoyable night.