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The Legacy (1978)

A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie ... 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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Lee Montague ...
Jacques Grandier
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Barbara Kirstenburg
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Maria Gabrieli
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Mathias Kilroy ...
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Reg Harding ...
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Clive Jackson

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

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14 September 1979 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross met and fell in love when they co-starred in this film. They have married in 1984 and are still together. See more »

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During the opening credits, there is a scene where Pete and Maggie are walking from the tube in Piccadilly Circus and after crossing the road, very briefly you see Sam Elliott walk into the postbox hitting his arm/elbow as he passes. See more »

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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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Featured in Terror in the Aisles (1984) 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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Well-made supernatural version of crime classic
16 July 2001 | by (Geleen, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

An excellent little movie, though it might be wasted on anyone likely to get disappointed by 1970s special effects or confused by the intrusion of a plot. It's a well-made supernatural re-working of Agatha Christie's "And then there were None" (Originally "Ten Little Nigger Boys") and starts when the descendents of a 17th century witch gather at an English country house in the hope of receiving part of the family legacy. Instead, they get a dose of poetic justice delivered from beyond the grave. Don't expect to be scared out of your skin, just entertained for a while.


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