Can you help me identify an old movie from the 70s or early 80s?
January 19, 2010 11:47 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me identify an old movie from the 70s or early 80s?

WARNING: Spoilers to an unidentified film below.

Trying to remember a film I saw as a youngster. Someone keeps breaking into this woman's apartment so she gets a neighbor guy, some sort of security expert, to help her. I think there were diamonds involved, maybe a necklace? Anyway, he tries various approaches to augment security, none of which work, culminating in the installation of a video camera. When he eventually sees the footage, the culprit is himself.

Ring any bells?
posted by BorgLove to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
For some reason, Brian De Palma's Body Double comes to mind.
posted by philip-random at 11:58 PM on January 19, 2010

Well there's never talk to strangers which is almost your plot, except the (spoiler) issue is that the woman is the victim, she's stalking herself/breaking into her own apartment (some kind of split personality disorder, if I recall correctly). And it's from 1995, so on those two fronts it doesn't exactly match your criteria.

But in that one, the climax of the movie is when the hidden video camera captures her on camera, and the viewer realizes the evildoer is ... herself!
posted by thermonuclear.jive.turkey at 1:43 AM on January 20, 2010

Yeah, was going to second "Never Talk to Strangers." It really looks like it was made in the 70s.
posted by zizzle at 8:03 AM on January 20, 2010

I remember a USA film that was similar in nature, but the "perp" kept waking up with evidence - he'd lock himself in his own apartment, and wake up with a spare set of keys in his hands. Sadly, I don't remember the name of it.
posted by GJSchaller at 9:00 AM on January 20, 2010

Take a look at the movies on IMDB that are tagged "apartment" in the Thriller genre. I don't see any that sound like yours, except maybe "Too Scared to Scream".
posted by soelo at 12:20 PM on January 20, 2010

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