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Body Double

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Original title
Body Double
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Robert J. Avrech, Brian De Palma
Music
Pino Donaggio
Cinematography
Stephen H. Burum
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures
Genre
Mystery | Film In Film. Crime
Synopsis / Plot
Jake comes home to find his girlfriend with another man and has to find a new place. In between his acting workshops and his job in a vampire B-movie, he scans the paper looking for anything. He happens to meet a fellow actor who needs a house sitter. Both are pleased with the arrangement that will have Jake staying in the house and for a sweetener, Frank shows him his 'favorite neighbor', a well built woman who strips with her window open each night. Jake becomes obsessed with meeting her and is able to help recover her purse from a thief, but shows his own phobia, he is incapacitated by claustrophobia when the thief runs through a tunnel. When Jake witnesses a murder, he finds out that the police love to pin crimes on peeping Toms. Jake discovers that here are just too many coincidences but must hunt them down himself without the police.
Awards
1984: Golden Globes. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Melanie Griffith)
1984: Nominated for Razzie Awards: Worst Director
1984: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Griffith)
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