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Fear Is the Key (1972)

 -  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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John Talbot
Suzy Kendall ...
Sarah Ruthven
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Vyland
Dolph Sweet ...
Jablonsky
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Royale
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Ruthven
Peter Marinker ...
Larry
Elliott Sullivan ...
Judge Mollison
Roland Brand ...
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Tony Anholt ...
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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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revenge | oil rig | louisiana | speed | police | See more »

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


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December 1972 (UK)  »

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SEK 4,111,251 (Sweden)
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After appearing in this movie, actor Ben Kingsley did not appear in cinema movies until Gandhi (1982) where he won the Best Actor Academy Award (Oscar). In between these two films, Kingsley worked in theatre and television. 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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One of those great movies nobody has heard of !
23 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite movies of the 70's and in my opinion , very underrated. I certainly think it has the best car chase , ie; when the car is dented , it remains so in the next shot , not back to showroom condition ! ( the one in Bullitt is perhaps the coolest , but how many times does McQueen pass that green Beetle ! ) along with the great Roy Budd soundtrack. Barry Newman is great in the lead role , and although the plot is a bit far-fetched in places, it is great entertainment and has a good twist at the end , but I do think the underwater scenes looked a bit like the bottom of a goldfish pond ! One of those great movies nobody has heard of ! This is available on DVD in Scandinavian countries so grab a copy.


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