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Fear Is the Key (1972)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  December 1972 (UK)
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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 »

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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 certain tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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In the right hands, fear is the deadliest weapon of all.


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SEK 4,111,251 (Sweden)
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EMI poster artwork had actor Barry Newman's clothing half-off revealing a muscularly torso. See more »

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Lights on the car which were broken when the car arrives on the beach during the chase are fixed when the car leaves the beach. See more »

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A man's man's man's world.
11 April 2000 | by (Toulouse, France) – See all my reviews

FEAR IS THE KEY is one real gem of a B-movie. The plot is packed with twists from beginning to end, and the characters are not always what they seem. Good performances from everyone involved, though no big stars. Clint Eastwood's best and favorite nemesis, John Vernon(JOSEY WALES; THE UNCANNY) appears here as the archvillain, supported by an early hairy Ben Kingsley. This film is no less than a little masterpiece, with a strong though unpredictable story, and an energetic soundtrack courtesy of GET CARTER's Roy Budd. In the vein of THEY CAME TO ROB LAS VEGAS and Mario Bava's CANI ARRABBIATI. It's a man's world.


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