Blind Date (1982)

USA,
103m, 8937 feet
35mm film, Technicolor, 1:85:1
Dolby Stereo, English

An American horror film directed by Nico Mastorakis.

Plot Summary

A young advertising executive goes blind and is given a device that enable him to see enough to live a reasonable normal life and becomes involved in the search for a brutal serial killer.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Nico Mastorakis
© 1982. Omega Pictures, Est.
Omega Pictures in association with Westcom Productions presents a Nico Mastorakis film
Executive Producer: D.T. Skouras
Produced by: Nico Mastorakis
Written by: Nico Mastorakis, Fred C. Perry
Story by: Nico Mastorakis
Director of Photography: Andrew Bellis [real name: Andreas Bellis]
Editor: George Rosenburg
Music by: Stanley Myers
Production Sound Mixer: Nikos Ahladis
Wardrobe: V. Iakovidi
Make-up: A. Kouroupou [real name: Argyro Kouroupou]
Production Designer: Anne-Marie Papadelis

Cast
Joseph Bottoms (Jonathon Ratcliff)
Kirstie Alley (Claire Simpson)
James Daughton (Dave)
Lana Clarkson (Rachel)
Keir Dullea (Dr Steiger)
Charles Nicklin (Robert)
Michael Howe, Gerard Kelly, Gerry Sundquist (subway gang members)
Marina Sirtis (hooker)
Kathy Hill, Louis Sheldon (murdered lovers)
Danos Lygizos (production manager)
Spyros Papafrantzis (crazy old man)
Antigone Amanitis [real name: Antigoni Amanitou] (first victim)
Ankie Grelson (Rachel's friend)
Noelle Simpson (final victim)
Agatha Visviki, Chris Paps, V. Kloufetos, Brian Walker, Mirella Vardi, Carol Shideler (office employees)
Beatrice Vetterly, Jan Geneen, Christy Keenan (yacht guests)
Valeria Golino, Ali Spanoghe, Maria Marinelli, Yvette Jarvis, Laura Rozos, Alice Amoruzo (girls in bikinis)
Godfrey Holdsworth, Karen Lee (party guests)
E. Spanos, A. Uslar (secretaries)
David Platt (eye doctor)

Alternative Titles

Cita ciega – Spanish title
Deadly Seduction
Encontro na Escuriḍo РPortugese title
Fantomk̩p РHungarian title
Matia mesa sti nyhta – Greek title
Morilec brez obraza – Slovenian title
Onde de choc – French title
Po omacku – Polish title
Sokea todistaja – Finnish title
Viṣo Fatal РBrazilian title

References

Periodicals
City Limits no.139 (1 June 1984) p.32 – review
L'Écran Fantastique no.41 (January 1984) p.70 – review
L'Écran Fantastique no.47 (July/August 1984) p.28 – review
L'Écran Fantastique no.52 (January 1985) p.11 – note (Les prochaines sorties)
The Hollywood Reporter vol.274 no.7 (26 October 1982) p.20 – credits
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.51 no.606 (July 1984) p.200 – credits, synopsis, review
Screen International no.369 (13 November 1982) p.17 – credits
Screen International no.429 (21-28 January 1984) p.8 – note (Blind Date' release set)
Screen International no.453 (7 July 1984) p.22 – review
Time Out no.719 (31 May 1984) p.35 – illustrated review
Variety 6 January 1982 – credits
Variety (23 May 1984) p.17 – credits, review

Books
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.49-50
Serial Killer Cinema: An Analytical Filmography by Robert Cetti p.58-59