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The Attic (1980)

 -  Drama | Thriller | Horror  -  October 1980 (USA)
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A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at the altar. She fantasizes about causing deaths of the men who most wronged her and ... See full summary »

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Louise Elmore
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Wendell
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Emily
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Mrs. Perkins
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Librarian
Fern Barry ...
Mrs. Mooney
Marjorie Eaton ...
Mrs. Fowler
Dick Welsbacher ...
Missing Persons Agent
Joyce Cavarozzi ...
Secretary
Michael LeRoy Rhodes ...
Sailor (as Michael Rhodes)
Ron Luce ...
Young Robert
Phil Speary ...
Travel Agent
Patrick Brennan ...
David Perkins
Mark Andrews ...
Marty, Gardener
Terry Troutt ...
Donald
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A librarian devotes her life to caring for her wheelchair-bound tyrannical father after being stood up at the altar. She fantasizes about causing deaths of the men who most wronged her and finds joy only with her pet monkey. Her monkey disappears and a shocking past is revealed. Written by Bill Smith <bsmith30@ix.netcom.com>

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Trivia

Getting director George Edwards to Wichita, Kansas for filming proved to be a difficult and costly process. Edwards feared flying so he started out to Kansas on a train. However, Edwards fell ill on board and ended up taking a cab from Arkansas to Kansas afterward. It cost $1,500 dollars. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Louise pushes her father, played by Ray Milland down the hill, you can see that Milland's stunt double looks nothing like him. He is a man with brown hair and a beard, when Milland was completely bald in the film. See more »

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Features Deadly Games (1982) See more »

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Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Maggie Thompson
Performed by Kelly Garrett
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2 May 2004 | by (canton, OH USA) – See all my reviews

Was sad to hear that Carrie Snodgress passed away. While waiting for a liver transplant. Wonder if she had a drinking problem like Louise. Anyways, that sucks. I loved her in "The Attic." I was kinda hoping for a remake of The Attic. Alot of people did not like this movie, but I thought it was great. Ray Milland and Carrie were great. Gotta love Dickey!

But it is what it is...

rest in peace Carrie!


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