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Frenzy (1972)

 -  Thriller  -  21 June 1972 (USA)
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A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

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Storyline

London is terrorised by a vicious sex killer known as the neck tie murderer. Following the brutal slaying of his ex-wife, down-on-his-luck Richard Blaney is suspected by the police of being the killer. He goes on the run, determined to prove his innocence. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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From the Master of Shock... A Shocking Masterpiece! See more »

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Release Date:

21 June 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frenesí  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 2,348,248 (Sweden)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alfred Hitchcock:  [bathroom]  the killer hides in the bathroom after the potato truck sequence. See more »

Goofs

After the police see the body in the back of the potato truck, they follow it and hit their siren. The truck driver then hits his brakes and the body falls out of the potato truck. This should not happen. The law of inertia means that any unsecured item in the truck will continue to move forward if the truck comes to an abrupt halt (which is the entire reason why we need seat belts in cars - to keep us from flying through the windshield during an accident). The body in the truck *should* have kept moving forward in the bed until it hit the partition separating the bed from the passenger cabin (or more sacks of potatoes). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Inspector Oxford: Mr. Rusk, you're not wearing your tie.
Bob Rusk: [speechless]
Bob Rusk: I-...
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The Universal Pictures logo does not appear on this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The New York Ripper (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Poem
(uncredited)
Music by Zdenek Fibich
Arranged by Ron Goodwin
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Outstanding Alfred Hitchcock Film
12 February 2004 | by (Carmichael,CA) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed Frenzy. I think that Alfred Hitchcock, although he may not have been on top of his game was still sticking to his style. I particularly enjoyed all of the suspense, actors, and screenplay. It got me more and more curious until the end. I think that Hitchcock also stuck very well to his medium in this movie. He also picked the best spots in London to film it. Although I did not necessarily appreciate the rape and murder scene he showed because it was disgusting, I really enjoyed the action. Hitchcock also did a very good job of the camera angles in this movie. For the most part it is just a regular Alfred Hitchcock film except for the nudity,the rape scene, and some slight use of horror. Overall, I think it was just the time that Hitchcock had reached the end of his career and did his best to please his audience. With his age and his state of health, I think that he did an outstanding job of his second to last film.


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