Eyes of the Beholder

Synopsis: A crazed escaped mental patient holds 2 couples hostage and terrorizes them in a Malibu beach home during a stormy night.
Director(s): Lawrence L. Simeone
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
89 min

Come on, baby. It's lunchtime.

Up we go.

Good Morning. Costello Real Estate.

How may I help you?

Mr. Costello's office.

Good morning.

You are not gonna believe

what just came up.

Eeny, meeny, miney-- Lucy.

Howdy, race fans.

How's it hangin'?

It's hangin' just fine, thanks.

The boss wants a word. It seems we have

a little domestic on our hands.

Can you stall for me?

I'm a little busy.

That's allright.

I'll set it up on-line.

God forbid you actually have to come out

of your hole and talk like a human.

It makes me wonder what y'all did

before computers, Detective.

Anyway, it's all very hush-hush.

I'm going to lay my money on Hugo brat

shacking up with yet another bimbo.

Very embarrassing.

National disgrace.

So no cops, got it?

Speak of the devil...

here's Hugo.

Okay, we're about to go live.

- Hilary.

- Mr. Hugo, one moment, please.

Putting you through now, sir.

You fat f***.

You're on-line.

- Morning.


A personal problem has developed at home

that Id like you to take a look at.

- Yes, sir.

- Nothing serious, really.

Nothing that a good kick

in the pants wouldn't sort out.

The pants in question being worn

by my 22-year-old son Paul.

I suspect he's been stealing money

from a trust account.

I want you to find out

what hes up to.

Yes, sir.

Thank you. Good morning.

Good morning.

Beauty is in the eye

of the beholder.


He walks. He talks.

He's alive!

I'll call you from the trenches.

Here, I got you something.

" Portland, Oregon."

- It's the same one as Cincinnati.

- Nonsense.

- It's the same buildings.

- It's not.

- Is too.

- It's not.

Do you always park in front

of fire hydrants, sir?


Are you gonna stop parking

in front of fire hydrants?

- No.

- And why's that?

My apologies, sir.

You have a nice day, now.

Who is he?

Some embassy brat,

forged Daddy's signature.

He's making a cash withdrawal

for someone.

- And who is she?

- I don't know. We've never seen her.

I bet she's pretty.

I bet she's not.

- Which one?

- There.

- This one?

- No.

No? Not this one?

- The other one.

- Yes?

The guy behind him.

Not the bum.

God bless America.

Can you spare any change?


You got a dollar for me, please?


Please, help me out.

One, three, three, four.

Why dont you take

any pictures of me, Daddy?

Sweetheart, I never go anywhere

without your picture. You know that.

I mean other pictures.

Sure, I used to take lots.

Do you remember Sea World?

The dolphins and the clowns on skis.

Do you remember?

You were just a baby at the time.

No. Where are they?

Your mother has them, along with

everything else with your name on it.

At least she was there

when I got home from school.

She didn't spend her whole life

staring at dumb computer screens.


Stephen, Stephen, Stephen.

- Where's the money, Paul?

- What?

- The money.

- It's in my bag, safe and sound.

Good. This is nice, hmm?

Do you like it?

Nobody can see us for a million miles.

Ever brought any women here?

- I have been known to on occasion.

- I didn't think so.

I brought you.

I'm not other women.

- Pass me my Gitanes.

- Your what?

- Gitanes. Cigarettes.

- Gitanes cigarettes.

- What is this? A shark? A fish?

- Oh, no. Its a Pisces.

A Pisces! How '70s.

What, you actually into that crap?

-As a matter of fact, I am.

- Well, I'm a Leo.

Hey, what do you think of that?

A shark and a lion.

So do you--

So tell me.

Do you swim around

all day eating plankton...

or do you bite the heads

off little fish?

Oh, Pisces are broad-minded,


and sensitive.

Were also extremely selfish...

manic-depressive substance abusers.

All depends on what side

of the bed I get up on.

Don't forget about

who's in bed with you, huh?

- Wait.

- Wait? What? What?

- Now we're going to play a game.

-A game?


What are you doing?

- Get down now.

- Down, yes. How?

- Get down on your knees.

- You kinky little--

I-- Oh!

Oh, my.

Oh, yes.

Where'd you go?

Come here.

Merry Christmas, Daddy!

Merry Christmas.

F***in' phone.

Don't leave her, Daddy.

She's just a little girl.

Don't leave her alone.

Do you want your change?

- Where's the phone.

- Out back, past the cash registers.

Oh, come on.

Do you have another phone?

It's an emergency.

- Do you have another phone?

- Nah.

Cash registers kept smashin' 'em

to pieces lookin' for quarters.

- Here. I owe you ten bucks.

- Come on. Come on!

I want to come home.

It's Christmas, for Christ's sake.

You don't really have to come home

anymore, dear, do you?

You can e-mail me, or we can talk

on this thing youve given me.

I gotta go, Mother.

I'll call you back.


- You're in the pool.

- Hi, Hil.

Well, well, well. Lucky legs.

Nice to see your smiling face.

Love your work, let's do lunch

and whenever you're ready.

The eye which is reflected

to the external world...

is also the mirror

to the soul within.

Ident, if you please.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I'm a little out of my depth here.

We're gonna have to call a breach 3.

I got a breach 3.

What the hell

are you doing on hard-line?

My cell phone and GPS went down.

I had an accident.

I'm running a trace.

Pittsburgh, correct?

- Correct, train station.

- Okay, got it.

- What do you need?

- State police, federal, whoever's near.

Suspect's about to board

a train to New York City...

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