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Body Double Movie Review Summary

Actors: Craig Wasson, Deborah Shelton, Melanie Griffin, Denis Franz, Gregg Henry

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Jake Scully (Wasson) is an out of work actor who loses his job, his girl, and his pad all in one really bad day. Scully gladly takes on house sitting for a fellow thespian (Henry) found through the classified ads. The view from the mansion on a cliff side is breathtaking, including a gorgeous woman often alone at home with thoughts of self-love on her mind. He meets the object of his infatuation, Gloria Revelle (Shelton) by accident as he attempts to thwart a purse snatching. For several days, Scully stalks Gloria. He is shocked to discover she is also being stalked by the very same sinister looking Native American who snatched her purse. Scully, continuing his voyeuristic ways, notices the stalker is now in Gloria's home. When Scully gets caught in a life and death struggle with her large, ferociously protective dog and the Native American stalker now wielding a huge drill, he becomes an eyewitness to her murder.

Scully is being set up to take the fall in the grisly murder, but he cannot go to the police, as he is a suspect. Scully must now pretend to be a porn industry veteran to get to the heart of the mystery. He encounters sexy Holly Body (Griffin) who has been hired to pose as Gloria in her house for Scully's viewing. The plot thickens until Holly and Scully uncover the identity of the killer.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Fletcher








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Kind of mystery?    -   amateur citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   impaled    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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