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Things start to go wrong for a group of criminals after they kidnap a young heiress and hold her for ransom at a beach house in France. Fighting among the co-conspirators boils over shortly after the ransom is picked up, leading to a violent end for most. Written by
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Hubert Cornfield, on the Universal DVD commentary, claims that Marlon Brando in an attempt to humiliate him, tried to seduce Cornfield's wife and, after being turned down, went to tell Cornfield about his efforts. Cornfield told him that he was flattered. See more »
Listen, man... if you want to try anything freaky, you don't do it with her.
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A somewhat "arty" kidnapping film, directed in a cold, detached style that doesn't get us very involved, and also shows little compassion for the poor victim (although Pamela Franklin's expressionless performance is also to blame for that). However, Brando and Boone are very good (despite having to play characters that are NOT well-developed) and there is an ambiguous, interesting ending. (**1/2)
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