Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?

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When his wife is killed in a restaurant shoot-out, intelligence man Harry Hannan (Roy Scheider) has a breakdown and finds that his department doesn't want him back. Someone's trying to kill him and it could be them, though a cryptic Jewish death-threat suggests there's something else going on. His only ally seems to be mousy Ellie Fabian (Janet Margolin) who has managed to move into his New York apartment. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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It begins with an ancient warning. It ends at the edge of Niagara Falls. In between there are 5 murders. Solve the mystery. Or die trying. See more »


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4 May 1979 (USA)  »

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This Hitchcockian style movie was directed by Jonathan Demme who would go on later to direct the documentary Storefront Hitchcock (1998) just under twenty years later which was actually completely unrelated to Hitch and wasn't actually about Alfred Hitchcock but British singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. Demme though did go onto to direct the 5 Oscar and Best Picture Academy Award winning suspense-thriller The Silence of the Lambs (1991) in 1991. See more »

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In the scene in the synagogue, Harry appears to be going through a register book when he finds his grandfather's name. Actually, he's reading a tractate of the Talmud, which is entirely in Aramaica and Hebrew - and he's holding it upside down. See more »

Quotes

Dave Quittle: [following Harry around tombstones until he's discovered] Harry, if I wanted you dead, do you think I'd be walking around here.
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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The Forties
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Arranged by Joe Reisman
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GREATNESS PREVIEW
29 December 2001 | by (St. Clair Shores, MI) – See all my reviews

This small pic was a preview of great things to come from Jonathan Demme, who went onto MELVIN & HOWARD, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, STOP MAKING SENSE, to name a few other notable works. This was a decent 100 minute time waster that you either got or you didn't, liked or hated. Roy Scheider turned in his always good performance and I didn't mind looking at Janet Margolin in the bathtub.


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