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Frenzy (1972)

R  |   |  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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A deadly new twist from the original Hitchcock. See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Margaret Nolan appeared as one of Rusk's potential victims though her footage was cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

When examining the murder scene at the marriage bureau a police officer brings the victim's handbag out to inspector Oxford, who correctly holds it with a handkerchief to keep his fingerprints from contaminating the evidence. He then he sticks his un-gloved hand inside and feels around, thus contaminating it with his own fingerprints. See more »

Quotes

Solicitor in Pub: We were just talking about the tie murderer, Maisie. You'd better watch out.
Maisie, Barmaid: [salaciously] He *rapes* them first, doesn't he?
Solicitor in Pub: Yes, I believe he does.
Doctor in Pub: Well I suppose it's nice to know that every cloud has a silver lining.
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The Universal Pictures logo does not appear on this film. See more »

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Referenced in Raising Cain (1992) See more »

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Music by Zdenek Fibich
Arranged by Ron Goodwin
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A Shadow Of His Former Self
1 December 2012 | by (your daughters bedroom) – See all my reviews

When it comes to making films, Alfred has made some of the best ever. Frenzy is regarded by many to be Hitchcock's last great film. For me however I feel his best days were long behind him by the time Frenzy was made, and I'm not alone here. This is a sloppy film in plenty of ways. To me it is somewhat hard to even believe that the same guy who made this film made classics like Rope and Rear Window. Frenzy is definitely worth watching as it does have some things to enjoy, but overall it falls far short of Hitch's best works. As far as film-making goes, by this time Alfred was only a shadow of his former self. Some have even said that this film was a total sell out, and I would agree that perhaps it is a sell out to some degree. For the most part, the love of the art is absent here. The film looks as though it were thrown together to meet a payday deadline...or perhaps it is just that Hitch was older and had lost the sharpness of his eye...that is what I would rather believe.

5.5/10


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