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Dressed to Kill

Did this film inspire the Yorkshire Ripper? Erm, no, not really. Michael Caine’s sex-addict patient (Angie ‘Sgt Suzanne ‘Pepper’ Anderson’ Dickinson) gets slashed by a mysterious sex-change killer with Caine’s own razor, providing Brian de Palma with a starting point for acres of swooping camerawork, Hitchcock references and the inevitable lashings of split screen.

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