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Robert and Edward are brothers involved in a web of adultry and deceit. They share Edward's wife and his mistress and a mission to deliver a package of jewels across the Canadian border, but the mission turns out to be deadly. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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John Savage ... Robert Strong
Will MacMillan ... Edward Strong (as W.G. McMillan)
Anne Saxon ... Joanna Strong
Meridith Baer ... Deborah Holt
Frank Scioscia ... Benjo
Jon Oppenheim ... Fat Man
Tom Mahoney ... Thin Man
Jan DeCarlo ... Mrs. Strong
Jack Cooper ... Mr. Strong
Larry Sontag ... Hood (as Larry Powers)
Gillian Gordon ... Lena
Michael Ruben ... John Strong
Ray Valente ... Messenger
Robert Baines ... Literary Agent
Bruce G. Sparks ... Producer #1
Carter Stevens ... Producer #2 (as Malcolm S. Worob)
Noel Casabona ... Hood
Lucien Bohbot ... Girl in Cafe

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Joseph Ruben 
 
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Joseph Ruben 

Produced by
Jonathan Noah Krivine .... producer (as Jonathan Krivine)
Joseph Ruben .... producer
Carter Stevens .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
John Savage 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce G. Sparks 
 
Film Editing by
George Bowers 
 
Casting by
Kit Carter 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Bane 
 
Makeup Department
Gillian Gordon .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jonathan Noah Krivine .... unit manager (as Noah Krivine)
Robert J. Rosenthal .... production manager (as Robert Rosenthal)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Rosenthal .... assistant director (as Robert Rosenthal)
 
Art Department
Marjorie Walzer .... statue artist
 
Sound Department
Felipe Borrero .... sound
Hank Gotzenberg .... sound editor
Hugh Little .... sound mixer
James McCalmont .... sound assistant (as Jim McCalmont)
Bruce G. Sparks .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Chris Harrison .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franklin Feinberg .... gaffer
Jon Krauss .... assistant camera
Jonathan Sarno .... grip
Chuck Slade .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Adelman .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Lee .... assistant editor
Peter Miller .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jesse Frederick .... music arranger
Hank Gotzenberg .... music editor
John Savage .... vocals
 
Other crew
Andrew Fisher .... script consultant
Gillian Gordon .... script supervisor
Eiko Levitch .... production assistant
 
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85 min
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Joanna Strong:Where is everybody?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A curiosity, and semi-interesting for fans of John Savage, 11 July 2006
Author: me43 from Texas

If you find this rare film on video, do yourself a favor and don't read the blurb on the back of the box. For some reason they give away the entire plot - including the ending! (It is called a "Suspense/Thriller" in the fine print. Giving away the ending ruins what little "suspense" it has. Drama is a better description for it.)

While there isn't an Amazon listing for the film; (it is long out-of-print on video), original copies can often be found on ebay, at a reasonable price.

"The Sister In Law" is notable for a very youthful John Savage sporting long hair and full beard, but don't expect the title to have much of anything to do with the plot.

Savage also wrote the music for the film, and performed 3 of his own songs. Savage's voice and style of composition would be more classified as "easy-listening with vocals" than any other style of music.

The film has a very early 70's feel; (not surprising as it was made in 1974)- but one wonders if we were ever this naive? Granted, '74 was an entirely different era, but even then, one would think twice about messing with the bad guys in that situation.

The acting of the ladies in the film consists mostly of disrobing, with some false-voiced sentences thrown in.

All in all it is Savage's film - non-fans won't find much here to interest them.

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