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A millionaire and a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker and a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, gathered ... See full summary »

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Margaret Walsh
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Pete Danner
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Jason Mountolive
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Harry
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Nurse Adams
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Jacques Grandier
Hildegard Neil ...
Barbara Kirstenburg
Marianne Broome ...
Maria Gabrieli
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Patsy Smart ...
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Clive Jackson
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Storyline

A millionaire and a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker and a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, gathered in an ancient mansion to inherit a Legacy of bloodsome horror. And Maggie makes six. Written by John Coyne

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Horror | Mystery

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14 September 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Legacy of Maggie Walsh  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Two years after its release, Sam Elliott gave an interview to Jerry Buck of the Associated Press in which he said about this movie: "I wouldn't rush out to see it. It's about fifteen years behind its time." See more »

Goofs

In an establishing shot, one of the rear tires of Mountolive's limo clips one of the spherical concrete bollards, which starts rapidly rolling along the drive revealing that it is fake. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Walsh: [as they approach Ravenhurst, the Mountolive family's dazzling residence] ... So what do you suppose this Mr. Mountolive does for a living?
Pete Danner: [with a shrug] Whatever it is, he's doing it right.
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Spoofs Red River (1948) See more »

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Another Side of Me
Sung by Kiki Dee
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Lyric by Gary Osborne
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Loved the book
15 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie doesn't seem to compare to the horror movies of today but I remember really liking this film when it came out. It may have been considered much better back when the film was released. I had read the book first when it came out before seeing the film and thought it was fantastic. I found it to be a great story and played very well in my mind. Though most seem to have a complaint about the special effects/ cheesiness of the film. I think they fair well in the time frame that the movie was made, plus to this day the swimming pool scene still gives me a chill. If the special effects don't work for you try reading the book and see if your imagination doesn't bring this story to life for you. I gave it an 7 because I felt it was a good solid movie and that is what I would have rated it back in 1978.


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