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In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV ... See full summary »

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In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A bomb threat made to actor Peter O'Toole that turned out to be a hoax shut down the production for a short period. It was communicated by way of a letter which later was revealed to be a prank from film critic Kenneth Tynan. The joke angered two crew members who allegedly went and beat up Tynan. See more »

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Larry Martin: You intend to destroy the very people you're going to save.
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The opening credits consist of a single screen that bears the title, the statement 'an Otto Preminger Film' the copyright by United Artist and an illustration designed by Saul Bass. See more »

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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
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Written by Harry Nilsson (uncredited)
Performed by Kim Cattrall (uncredited)
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let us forget this happened and never speak of it again
23 June 2003 | by (nyc) – See all my reviews

Notice that the film has no screenwriting credit. That's because there was apparently no script. There were, however, about an hour and a half's worth of terrorists-making- sure-they're-not-followed scenes, which were suicidally tedious but in a way were a soothing respite from unbearable, aimless dialogue delivered by wooden actors who seemed as confused as the audience. Peter O'Toole of course is not wooden, but he does look severely ill--perhaps as a result of the gastric troubles that nearly killed him in the mid-seventies, or perhaps because there's not enough liquor in the world to douse the humiliating awareness that Man Friday will not be your worst film this year.

Put it this way: this excruciating, jaw-droppingly awful film makes Murphy's War look like Citizen Kane. How I'm just grateful, though amazed, that Mystery Science Theater never got hold of it. Did they?

Let us draw a discreet veil over this abortion of a film and never speak of it again. In fact, let's ignore everything between The Ruling Class and Stunt Man.




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