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Dressed To Kill

Dressed to Kill is a 1980 suspense thriller/horror film written and directed by Brian de Palma. It stars Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen. The original music score is composed by Pino Donaggio. The film is marketed with the tagline "Brian de Palma, master of the macabre, invites you to a showing of the latest fashion... in murder." It centres around the murder of a housewife, and the investigation headed by the witness to the murder, a young prostitute, and the houesewife's teenaged son. The film was the target of some backlash from the gay and transgendered communities, who felt that its portrayal of transgendered people was misguided and homophobic. The film is rated R by the MPAA and runs at 105 minutes.