Blue Velvet

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College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his idyllic hometown of Lumberton to manage his father's hardware store while his father is hospitalized. Walking though a grassy meadow near the family home, Jeffrey finds a severed human ear. After an initial investigation, lead police Detective John Williams advises Jeffrey not to speak to anyone about the case as they investigate further. Detective Williams also tells Jeffrey that he cannot divulge any information about what the police know. Detective Williams' high school aged daughter, Sandy Williams, tells Jeffrey what she knows about the case from overhearing her father's private conversations on the matter: that it has to do with a nightclub singer named Dorothy Vallens, who lives in an older apartment building near the Beaumont home. His curiosity getting the better of him, Jeffrey, with Sandy's help, decides to find out more about the woman at the center of the case by breaking into Dorothy's apartment while he knows she's at work...

Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch (screenplay)
Production: MGM
Year: 1986
MetaScore: 76/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 23 Oct 1986
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 17 nominations.


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Dorothy Vallens - Isabella Rossellini
Jeffrey Beaumont - Kyle MacLachlan
Frank Booth - Dennis Hopper
Sandy Williams - Laura Dern
Mrs. Williams - Hope Lange
Detective Williams - George Dickerson
Mrs. Beaumont - Priscilla Pointer
Aunt Barbara - Frances Bay
Mr. Beaumont - Jack Harvey
Raymond - Brad Dourif
Paul - Jack Nance
Don Vallens - Dick Green
Yellow Man - Fred Pickler
Dr. Gynde - Philip Markert
Double Ed - Leonard Watkins
Double Ed - Moses Gibson
Nurse Cindy - Selden Smith
Coroner - Peter Carew
Little Donny - Jon Jon Snipes
Piano Player - Angelo Badalamenti
Master of Ceremonies - Jean Pierre Viale
Desk Sergeant - Donald Moore
Party Girl - A. Michelle Depland
Party Girl - Michelle Sasser
Party Girl - Katie Reid
The Dog - Sparky
The Ear - Fred C. Caruso
Slow Club Customer - Robert J. Maxwell