MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 652 this week

Fragment of Fear (1970)

GP  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Drama  |  September 1971 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 203 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 8 critic

Reformed drug addict travels to Italy to find out who murdered his aunt.

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 03 Nov 2010
 
list image
a list of 484 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 1621 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 618 titles
created 30 Oct 2013
 
a list of 780 titles
created 11 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Fragment of Fear" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fragment of Fear (1970)

Fragment of Fear (1970) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fragment of Fear.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A forgotten CIA agent escapes after 12 years and returns to his corrupt New Jersey hometown.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Michael Ontkean, Joanna Kerns, Catherine Bach
Certificate: GP Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the early 1800's, a group of fur trappers and Indian traders are returning with their goods to civilisation and are making a desperate attempt to beat the oncoming winter. When guide ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Richard Harris, John Huston, Henry Wilcoxon
Solar Crisis (1990)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A huge solar flare is predicted to fry the Earth. Astronauts must go to the Sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp CEO ... See full summary »

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Tim Matheson, Charlton Heston, Peter Boyle
Gangster Wars (1981)
Biography | Crime | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three poor ghetto kids in turn-of-the-century New York grow up to become feared gangsters.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Michael Nouri, Brian Benben, Joe Penny
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Returning home from prison, a Vietnam War veteran sets out to clean up his hometown which has come under the control of a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Gary Busey, Yaphet Kotto, Seymour Cassel
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A popular painter, plagued by nightmares that he and his lover/sales agent are engaging in bizarre, ritualistic, sadistic sexual acts, seeks to escape the city and rent a house in the country.

Director: Elio Petri
Stars: Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Georges Géret
Certificate: GP Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him.

Director: John Mackenzie
Stars: David Hemmings, Carolyn Seymour, Douglas Wilmer
The Squeeze (1977)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A gang kidnaps a women and her daughter to extort money from her rich husband. He and her down on his luck ex-husband who's an ex cop, decide to try to deal with the kidnappers themselves.

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Stacy Keach, David Hemmings, Edward Fox
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Vineyard owner marquis Philippe de Montfaucon is called back to his castle Bellenac because of another dry season. He asks his wife and children to remain in Paris, but they still come ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: David Niven, Sharon Tate, Deborah Kerr
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon
Andy (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of a mentally handicapped middle-aged man and how he, and his elderly parents who must take care of him, manage to get along in New York City.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Norman Alden, Tamara Daykarhanova, Zvee Scooler
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Four men who were involved in the investigation of a German millionaire at the end of WW II are found murdered with tiny dolls left next to their corpses.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, John Standing
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Tim Brett
...
Juliet Bristow
...
Mr. Copsey
Flora Robson ...
Lucy Dawson
...
Signor Bardoni
Roland Culver ...
Mr. Vellacot
Daniel Massey ...
Maj. Ricketts
Mona Washbourne ...
Mrs. Gray
...
Mr. Nugent
Yootha Joyce ...
Miss Ward-Cadbury
Derek Newark ...
Sgt. Matthews
Patricia Hayes ...
Mrs. Baird
Mary Wimbush ...
Bunface
Philip Stone ...
CID Sergeant
Glynn Edwards ...
CID Superintendent
Edit

Storyline

A young British author is plunged into a nightmare as he tries to solve his aunt's murder in Italy. When threats of violence, mysterious notes and deadly phone calls shatter his life, the police and his girlfriend doubt the story due to his past as a drug addict - even though his life is in danger. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A phantasmagoria of fright! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

September 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Freelance  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During production on British Rail's Waterloo & City tube line, a train ran into the buffer stops at the end of the line at Bank station. David Hemmings, Gayle Hunnicutt, and 10 extras suffered minor injuries. See more »

Quotes

Tim Brett: Either I am mad and all this isn't happening to me, or else I'm sane and it is.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The role of Columbus (the pigeon whom Tim feeds outside his window) is credited as being played by "A London Pigeon" See more »

Soundtracks

Fragment Of Fear
Written by Johnny Harris
Performed by Johnny Harris
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
scream, flute, scream!!!
17 April 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This British - very British - thriller trades on the good name of David Hemmings, who at this time still had substantial "Blow Up" cachet left to p*ss away. His jaded ex-junkie finds his aunt murdered one sunny vacation, and sets out to find out whodunit amid many threatening overtures from big nasties. The main selling point here is a wild and wholly inappropriate soundtrack from one Johnny Harris - Hemmings is just shlepping around the funeral doing nothing in particular, and in comes that damned 'screaming flute' with attendant bongos. It's not embarrassingly bad, but it is dull for long stretches of dialogue in between its set pieces, and for all its attempts to be tense and/or creepy the plot's passing resemblance to Argento's "Deep Red" (also with Hemmings) does this no favours at all.


4 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I can't live without seeing this movie roxannequiasua
Soundtrack nickrogers1969
Discuss Fragment of Fear (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?