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The Naked Face (1984)

The Naked Face (1984)

The Naked Face





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In this fast-paced, often complex murder mystery, a psychiatrist's patient and later his secretary are killed, yet the police seem unable to come up with any answers so the doc takes matters into his own hands. Roger Moore is Dr. Judd Stevens, a rather meek Chicago psychiatrist whose patient is killed while wearing a jacket borrowed from Stevens. After Stevens' secretary is brutally slain, Lieutenant McGreavy (Rod Steiger) is certain that Stevens is guilty and is ready to prove it, but when his vendetta gets too obvious, he is taken off the case. That leaves his partner Angeli (Elliott Gould), a much more sympathetic cop, to continue on with the investigation. Even then, the killings continue, so Stevens gives up on the police and goes for help to a wacky P.I. (Art Carney) who lives surrounded by clocks and at first seems like a hopeless nitwit. As Stevens continues in his pursuit of the killers, life is complicated by a Mafia bride who seeks his professional help and clues that lead increasingly to the Mafia and cops on the take. The acting may be a bit uneven, and Moore might have fared better if allowed a little Bond action, but the movie is engaging enough to maintain interest throughout.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Bryan Forbes
On DVD: Oct 21, 2014
United Artists

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Roger Moore
as Dr. Judd Stevens
Rod Steiger
as Lt. McGreavy
Art Carney
as Morgens
Anne Archer
as Ann Blake
David Hedison
as Dr. Hadley
Deanna Dunagan
as Mrs. Hadley
Ron Parady
as Cortini
Dick Sollenberger
as Capt. Bertelli
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Based on a novel by Sidney Sheldon, Roger Moore plays a psychoanalyst caught in a web of intrigue and murder after his patients begins turning up gruesomely dead which prompts Moore to look into the killings before he himself becomes the next victim.

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