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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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The characters Louise and her wheelchair-bound father previously appeared in The Killing Kind (1973), which was also written by Tony Crechales and George Edwards. In this film, the roles were played by Carrie Snodgress and Ray Milland, in the other, by Luana Anders and Peter Brocco. See more »

Goofs

When Louise is hitting her father in the face with the chocolate cake, there is a mirror behind them. In the mirror you can clearly see the cameraman's legs - he's wearing white tube socks and dark shorts. See more »

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Features Deadly Games (1982) See more »

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Come Love Me Again
Music by Hod David Schudson
Lyrics by Ayn Robbins
Performed by Christopher Callen (as Ms. Christopher Callan)
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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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