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Release Date:
5 February 1975 (France) See more »
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Clairvoyant. Occultist. Murderer. Which?
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A small-town police chief investigating a murder is offered help by a self-described psychic. However... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A smaller scaled tour-de-force for Joel Grey See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cliff Robertson ... Lee Tucker

Joel Grey ... Franklin Wills

Dorothy Tristan ... Janet Tucker

Elizabeth Wilson ... Dr. Anna Willson

George Voskovec ... Dr. Nicholas Holnar
Ron Weyand ... Dr. Philip Fusco

Peter Masterson ... Willie Younger
Lane Smith ... Ted Ronan
Joe Ponazecki ... Dan Lloyd

Christopher Allport ... Richie Tom Keating
Patricia Hawkins ... Diana Spenser
Richard Venture ... Man in Motel

Dianne Hull ... Maggie Dawson

Gil Gerard ... Donald Forbes
Robert Dryden ... Mr. Dawson

Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Dawson
Richard McKenzie ... Sam Gallagher
Brendan Fay ... Father Connally
Clarice Blackburn ... Mrs. Brennan

Nicholas Pryor ... Paul Kearney

Josef Sommer ... Pete Russell
Shawn Campbell ... Steve Barron
Ben Slack ... Ronnie (as Benjamin Slack)

Clarence Felder ... Coach

Penelope Milford ... Evelyn Moore

Bruce French ... Check-Out Man
Loretta Fury ... Mrs. Segretta
Roy Mason ... Plant Manager
James Galvin ... Man in Plant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Carson Grant ... The Swimmer (uncredited)
David Hopsecker ... Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Perry 
 
Writing credits
David Zelag Goodman (screenplay)

William Arthur Clark  book "The Girl on the Volkswagen Floor" (uncredited)

Produced by
Howard B. Jaffe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Holender (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sidney Katz 
 
Production Design by
Joel Schiller 
 
Set Decoration by
Hubert J. Oates  (as Hubert Oates)
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Laden .... makeup artist (as Bob Laden)
 
Production Management
Tony LaMarca .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Eustace .... second assistant director (as Bill Eustace)
Louis A. Stroller .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Stanley Cappiello .... scenic artist (as Stan Cappiello)
Walter Stocklin .... property master (as Wally Stocklin)
 
Sound Department
Jack C. Jacobsen .... sound mixer (as Jack Jacobsen)
Dan Sable .... sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... sound re-recordist
Arthur Bloom .... boom operator (uncredited)
James Perdue .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Dolan .... gaffer (as Bobby Dolan)
Edward Knott .... key grip (as Eddie Knott)
Muky .... still photographer
Fred Schuler .... camera operator
Gary Muller .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jim Hagerman .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Virginia Katz .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Dan Carlin Sr. .... music editor (as Dan Carlin)
 
Other crew
Tom Folino .... executive assistant
Maggie James .... script supervisor
Gerald S. Paonessa .... assistant to producer
Noni Rock .... production office coordinator
Susan Shonnard .... executive assistant
Charles Repole .... stand-in: Joel Grey (uncredited)
 

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West Germany:105 min (TV movie) | USA:110 min
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Based on the book "The Girl on the Volkswagen Floor" by William Arthur Clark (1971) about the murder of young local schoolteacher Barbara Ann Butler in Kettering, Ohio (a suburb of Dayton).See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A smaller scaled tour-de-force for Joel Grey, 10 April 2002
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Based on a baffling real-life murder case wherein a clairvoyant enlisted his services to an investigative reporter to help find the killer of a woman found dead in her car. As the psychic who may or may not be a fraud, Joel Grey (fresh from his Oscar-win in "Cabaret") gives another startling, no-holds-barred performance. He acts rings around Cliff Robertson (whose character is upgraded to police chief) and everyone else in the cast! It's a compelling job, but how's the movie? The actual case chronicled in William A. Clark's book "The Girl on the Volkswagen Floor" was never properly solved, so don't look for any twists in the plot. It's a gritty, well-made film that might've been even better with someone else in Robertson's part (the man stares in silent concentration, but his unblinking expression reveals nothing). Not the battle of wits you may be hoping for, but still quite interesting. **1/2 from ****

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