Taglines: Every great love leaves its mark.
Karl Kinsky (Bruce Dern) is a mentally ill tattoo artist who is hired to create temporary tattoos for some models. He becomes obsessed with one of them, Maddy (Maud Adams), whom he kidnaps to force her to wear “his mark.” He keeps her captive as he creates his masterpiece on her body. Throughout the ensuing captivity, Maddy tries several times to escape, but her attempts are continually thwarted by Kinsky.
Tattoo is a 1981 thriller film directed by Bob Brooks, and stars Bruce Dern, Maud Adams, Leonard Frey, Frederikke Borge, Cynthia Nixon, Trish Doolan, Anthony Mannino and Jane Hoffman. The film was nominated for a Razzie Awards for Worst Actor for Dern, and was the last film that Joseph E. Levine ever produced.
Directed by: Bob Brooks
Starring: Bruce Dern, Maud Adams, Leonard Frey, Frederikke Borge, Cynthia Nixon, Trish Doolan, Anthony Mannino, Jane Hoffman
Screenplay by: Joyce Buñuel
Production Design by: Stuart Wurtzel
Cinematography by: Arthur J. Ornitz, Michael Serezin
Film Editing by: Thom Noble
Costume Design by: Kristi Zea
Set Decoration by: Justin Scoppa Jr.
Music by: Barry De Vorzon
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: October 9, 1981