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Dressed to Kill Movie

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Dressed to Kill is a 1980's horror movie directed and written by Brian de Palma. The cast included Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen.

Dressed to Kill DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Dressed to Kill was released on August 28, 2001 by MGM (Video & DVD) and is rated R.


Sexually frustrated housewife and mother Kate Miller (Angie Dickenson)visits her New York City psychiatrist, Dr. Robert Elliott (Michael Caine), to complain about her unfulfilling sex life. She meets an unknown man whom goes home with and has satisfying sex. Kate then discovers that the man has a venereal disease. She leaves in a panic, and upon entering the elevator a razor-wielding blonde woman murders Kate.

Blonde prostitute Liz Blake, who saw part of the murderer, becomes both the prime suspect and the killer's next target. Liz teams up with Kate's son Peter to catch the psychopath themselves. The murderer is later revealed as Dr. Elliott, a transsexual; he is arrested by the police and placed in a mental asylum.


Michael Caine: Dr. Robert Elliott
Angie Dickinson: Kate Miller
Nancy Allen: Liz Blake
Keith Gordon: Peter Miller
Dennis Franz: Detective Marino
David Margulies: Dr. Levy
Ken Baker: Warren Lockman
Susanna Clemm: Betty Luce
Brandon Maggart: Cleveland Sam
Amalie Collier: Cleaning Woman
Mary Davenport: Woman in restaurant
Anneka Di Lorenzo: Nurse
Norman Evans: Ted
Robbie L. McDermont: The man in shower
Bill Randolph: Chase cabby
Sean O'Rinn: Museum cabby
Fred Weber: Mike Miller


As a young man, De Palma, at his mother's urging, actually followed his father and used recording equipment to try and catch him with another woman. That incident inspired this film.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Dressed to Kill was released to theatres on 01/01/1980 by Filmways, and grossed $31,899,000 at the box office in the US on a budget of $6,500,000.

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