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Eyes Behind the Stars (1978)

Occhi dalle stelle (original title)
Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 21 February 1978 (Italy)
A photographer and his model are on a photo shoot in a forest when they get the feeling they are being watched. The feeling becomes so strong that they decide to cut their session short and... See full summary »


Mario Gariazzo (as Roy Garret)


Mario Gariazzo (as Roy Garrett)


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Complete credited cast:
Robert Hoffmann ... Tony Harris
Nathalie Delon ... Monica Stiles
Martin Balsam ... Inspector Jim Grant
Sherry Buchanan ... Karin Hale
Victor Valente Victor Valente ... Coleman Perry
Sergio Rossi Sergio Rossi ... Leader of 'The Silencers'
Mario Novelli ... The Silencers Henchman (as Antony Freeman)
Franco Garofalo ... Peter Collins
Carlo Hintermann Carlo Hintermann ... Air Marshal Thompson
Giovanna De Luca Giovanna De Luca
Bruno Di Luia Bruno Di Luia ... The Silencers Henchman
George Ardisson ... Agent for 'The Silencers'
Franco Beltramme Franco Beltramme ... Phillips - Inspector Grant's Assistant
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Cmdr. Smith
Cesare Nizzica Cesare Nizzica ... Farmer


A photographer and his model are on a photo shoot in a forest when they get the feeling they are being watched. The feeling becomes so strong that they decide to cut their session short and leave. Later, when they develop the photos they took, they discover what looks like alien creatures in the background. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

21 February 1978 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eyes Behind the Stars See more »

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Production Co:

Midia Cinematografica See more »
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Color (Gevacolor)
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For the English-language version, another actor dubbed in the voice for Martin Balsam's character (even though Balsam was quite obviously speaking English in the film). See more »


Although the movie is set in Great Britain, none of the prominently featured vehicles are right-hand-drive except for the Land Rover and a briefly seen Hillman Minx. This is understandable in the case of several American cars, as right-hand-drive model availability was spotty in the time period, but it is not logical for the British-built Mini and Triumph TR3 seen in the film to be left-hand-drive in their home market. See more »

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Corrected running time
13 May 2006 | by phasedinSee all my reviews

For some reason, in the late 70's and early 80's the local CBS affiliated station in New York kept playing this movie in it's late-night slot on Friday or Saturday nights for several years, usually at 2 a.m. or some such time. It's a fitting movie for that time slot since it's really hard to follow and quite odd (see the other reviews for specific story info). Anyway, after catching it numerous times in those days just before cable TV (And even after it hit but before they offered much all night programming), I kept catching this little oddity. After not seeing it for many years I decided to see if I could find it on DVD. Well, it is only available (from every search i've conducted anyway)in a pretty lousy grainy print on the budget label "Brentwood Video" as part of a 4-pack of movies (4 movies on 2 double sided discs)called "Alien Worlds" if anyone is interested. It's usually available for around $10-but even much less if you shop around. The other 3 movies on this set are readily available in numerous other collections of public domain movies, so no need to comment on them here. But I haven't seen "Eyes" available anywhere else. Though hardly a "restored" version in any way, this print runs exactly 92 minutes, so for once IMDb's stated running time of 90 minutes is not correct. Even with the 92 minute running time it's not unusual for a movie dubbed into English from another language to also have some of the running time trimmed. It seems to be a common budget-conscience practice to sometimes save money by not bothering to dub some scenes at all if they are not considered to be important to the story. Would a longer version make in any less confusing? Who really knows-unless you've seen it in it's native language... By the way, my attempts to watch this during the day don't work and I end up just turning it off. There's something about watching this in the middle of the night that just fits this movie..or maybe it's just from my earlier experiences, who know??

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