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White of the Eye (1987)

In a wealthy and isolated desert community, a sound expert is targeted as the prime suspect of a series of brutal murders of local suburban housewives who were attacked and mutilated in ... See full summary »

Director:

Donald Cammell

Writers:

China Kong (as China Cammell), Donald Cammell | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Keith ... Paul White
Cathy Moriarty ... Joan White
Alan Rosenberg ... Mike Desantos
Art Evans ... Detective Charles Mendoza
Michael Greene ... Phil Ross
Danielle Smith Danielle Smith ... Danielle White
Alberta Watson ... Ann Mason
William G. Schilling ... Harold Gideon
David Chow David Chow ... Fred Hoy
Marc Hayashi Marc Hayashi ... Stu
Mimi Lieber ... Liza Manchester
Pamela Guest ... Caryanne (as Pamela Seamon)
Bob Zache Bob Zache ... Lucas Herman
Danko Gurovich Danko Gurovich ... Arnold White
China Kong China Kong ... Ruby Hoy (as China Cammell)
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Storyline

In a wealthy and isolated desert community, a sound expert is targeted as the prime suspect of a series of brutal murders of local suburban housewives who were attacked and mutilated in their homes. As he desperately tries to prove his innocence, his young wife starts to uncover mysteries of her own... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bielmo See more »

Filming Locations:

Globe, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$225,132
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Cathy Moriarty, Donald Cammell was so attentive to the dialogue that neither her or David Keith were allowed to ad-lib during their scenes. Moriarty has spoken of the difficulty she had with this at first, as it was the first time ever that a director hadn't allowed her to improvise. See more »

Goofs

The Detective says to Paul that they know of four people who have bought tires with tracks matching those at a murder scene and Paul is one of them. Paul then asks "What about those other four?" when he should say "What about those other three?" See more »

Quotes

Mike Desantos: Goddamn, I knew he'd come by. I knew you'd come by. I just knew it. I saw this whole place on television. On this tv I've got in my head.
Paul White: Reruns, right?
Mike Desantos: That's right, Paul. Reruns.
Paul White: Reruns.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credit montage the films title dissolves in from a negative image of a sun glare. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2014 UK Arrow Video Blu-ray release includes the original opening credits sequence featuring actor John Diehl. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Into the White: Filming 'White of the Eye' (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

You Sexy Thing
by Hot Chocolate
Written by Errol Brown (uncredited)
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Intriguing images but a seriously muddled script drags it down ...
12 September 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"White of the Eye" has a promising beginning as an unseen killer stalks and butchers an unsuspecting female. The kill scene is effectively cut between slicing flesh and a struggling goldfish gasping for air. David Keith and Cathy Motiarity along with some recognizable supporting actors do their best to save this stylish film. Unfortunately intriguing images alone cannot overcome a seriously muddled script. Numerous flashbacks and an overlong running time cause things to steadily spiral out of control. Eventually craziness prevails with stories of black holes and evolution deficiencies overtaking logic. The movie drags on until the final scenes in a gigantic quarry, where everything ends with a bang. - MERK


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