Tattoo (1981)





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Bruce Dern plays obsessed tattoo artist Karl Kinski who kidnaps attractive model Maddy (Maud Adams) and uses her body as his glorified canvas. In an advertisement for this rather misogynistic film was a picture of a woman's bare legs bound at the ankles--which caused much controversy at the time of its release.
Rating: R
Genre: Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Bob Brooks
Written By: Bob Brooks , Joyce Buñuel , Bob Brooks
In Theaters: wide
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Bruce Dern
as Karl Kinsky
John Getz
as Buddy
Alan Leach
as Customer
Lex Monson
as Dudley
B.J. Cirell
as Porno Girl
Henry Dibling
as Bing Make-Up
Orlando Dole
as Taxi Driver
Robert Hitt
as House Buyer
Kate McGregor-Stewart
as Pregnant Wife
Don Jay
as Musician
Jack Davidson
as Boat Captain
Shunshin Kan
as Japanese Tattoo Artist
Richard McGonagle
as Texan's Friend #1
Harold Mandel
as Texan's Friend #2
Frank Santos
as Sanchez
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Overheated psychological horror schlock.

January 12, 2006
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

An effectively creepy psychological thriller with Bruce Dern at his unhinged best.

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

All involved in this project seem to be in need of some Freudian analysis.

Full Review… | December 26, 2003
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