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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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Just an ordinary necktie used with a deadly new twist. [Australia Theatrical] 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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This was the first Alfred Hitchcock film to show nude scenes, three in total. Barbara Leigh-Hunt (rape of Mrs. Blaney) and Anna Massey (after she's spent the night in the hotel with Blaney) each had nude models as stand-ins. The third nude scene is a last blonde victim. See more »

Goofs

Jim tells Rusk in the pub that a lorry load of potatoes will be sent "back up to Lincolnshire tonight". Lincolnshire is 150 miles north of London. However, when a sack of potatoes falls off the back of the lorry it is seen passing a road sign which shows Iver Heath 2 (miles), Denham 4; left turn arrow: Wexham, Stoke Poges. The distances and left turn indicate that this road is the A412 Uxbridge Road, which is west of London, probably near the junction with Wexham Park Lane. The lorry should not be in this location if it is travelling north from London. See more »

Quotes

[a politician, being pulled away after the discovery of a woman's body with a necktie around her throat]
Sir George: I say, that's not my club tie, is it?
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The Universal Pictures logo does not appear on this film. See more »

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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.

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