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Last Embrace (1979)

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

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Dr. Coopersmith
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Rabbi Josh Drexel
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Bernie Meckler
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Sandy McLeod ...
Dorothy Hannan
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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 was his toughest case - and it could kill him! [Australia Video] See more »


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4 May 1979 (USA)  »

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$1,537,125
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The real-life location where the film's Hitchcockian vertiginous grand finale took place was Niagara Falls. See more »

Goofs

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

Ellie Fabian: I'm afraid of what'll happen if I stay.
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References Saboteur (1942) See more »

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The Forties
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Arranged by Joe Reisman
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Reminds me how I miss Janet Margolin
13 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is one of Janet Margolin's best performances and I am reminded of how I miss seeing her in films. She certainly plays a complex character here. Her metamorphosis in one scene in particular is dramatic. Reuniting her with John Glover was great too. Even though they shared no real scenes in Annie Hall, I remember them both in that and was pleased to see each in Last Embrace. Glover is still going strong. The plot of this Hitchcockian thriller is multidimensional and fresh. I think Demme ( not one of my favorites) did a great job and the famous finale at Niagara Falls is reminiscent of NIAGARA without really aping it. This is the film that made want to ride the Maid of the Mist. And the one I always remember when I miss Janet Margolin.


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