Scalpel (1976)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A deranged plastic surgeon, who has probably murdered his wife and who definitely has murdered his daughter's boyfriend, is distressed when he learns of his father-in-law's will. Rather than leave any money to the transparently awful son-in-law, the man leaves his entire (very large) estate to the surgeon's daughter. The only problem is, the girl has run away. He hits on the scheme of re-creating his daughter face from the ruined features of a go-go dancer, and with her cooperation bilks the estate of several disbursements, growing increasingly deranged as time goes on.

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con/scam, dance [art], daughter, death, dysfunctional, estate, inheritance, investigation, killing, murder, plastic-surgery