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Bloodline (1979)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  29 June 1979 (USA)
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When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.

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Sam Roffe, president of a multi-national pharmaceutical corporation, is killed while mountain-climbing. It is first determined to be an accident, but Inspector Max Hormung later deduces that Roffe was murdered. Sam's daughter Elizabeth assumes control of the company, and while traveling through Europe she immediately becomes a target as well. Suspicion falls on the Roffe cousins, all of whom want to go public with the company and sell their stock at a huge profit. Since this would be against her father's wishes, Elizabeth rejects their advice and decides to keep the company within the family. As Inspector Hormung investigates the background of the cousins, more attempts are made on Elizabeth's life. Hoping to reveal the guilty party, Hormung is able to connect these attempts to a series of murders on prostitutes, which are recorded on snuff films. Written by alfiehitchie

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29 June 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sidney Sheldon's Bloodline  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The movie's director Terence Young was known for directing three of the early James Bond films of the 1960s. This picture also co-starred as the detective Gert Fröbe who had been known for playing the title role in the James Bond film Goldfinger (1964) but that early Bond film was the one which wasn't directed by Young but Guy Hamilton. See more »

Goofs

In Sardinia, when Major Campagna talks to his soldiers, he speaks in Italian, but when he talks to his superior, on the phone, he speaks in English and not in Italian. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Roffe: [during a board meeting to consider letting the company go public] Who didn't agree?
Simonetta Palazzi: Sam, but it was not, uh...
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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) See more »

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For any True Audrey Hepburn fan, this movie should make you sick.
8 August 1999 | by (Napa, California) – See all my reviews

It was said that midway through shooting "Bloodline" Audrey Hepburn finally realized what a horrible and degrading movie this was going to be and desperately wanted to get out of it, but she was under contract and had no choice.

When you see this movie you will realize exactly why she felt so bad about making it. The absolute only reason to watch "Bloodline" is to see how Audrey Hepburn aged like fine wine.


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