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The Legacy (1978)

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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
Ian Hogg ...
Harry
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Nurse Adams
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Lee Montague ...
Jacques Grandier
Hildegard Neil ...
Barbara Kirstenburg
Marianne Broome ...
Maria Gabrieli
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Mathias Kilroy ...
Stable Lad
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Clive Jackson
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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 in an ancient mansion to inherit a Legacy of bloodsome horror. And Maggie makes six. Written by John Coyne

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legacy | millionaire | dog | mansion | blood | See more »

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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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Trivia

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

Karl Liebnecht: [Speaking to Marggie about the portrait of Margaret Walsingham] She vos dragged from ze haus unt burnt at ze stake on ze orters ov Elizabeth the Furst. She vos succeeded by her illegitimate dorter, who inherited all her velth, all her visdom unt all her POWER!
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) 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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Strange Goings On In The Middle of Nowhere
29 April 2011 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Katherine Ross and Sam Elliot star as the couple who are two successful architects who leave the USA to accept a job in England, Whilst arriving there taking in the beautiful country side, they have an accident as their motorbike crashes they accept a lift from the mysterious Jason Mountolive John Standing who invites the duo back to his estate for 'Tea' but the pair unwittingly become embroiled in mysterious goings on at a stately house situated in the typical horror films fashion of ' the middle of nowhere' 'the Legacy' refers to six heirs who are all waiting in line to inherit a vast fortune but all is not what it seems as the respective heirs start to die in mysterious circumstances.

The Who's Roger Daltery has a small part which arguably could of been played by Mick Jagger!, Genre favorite Charles 'Rocky Horror' Gray also stars in this largely unseen British production which has surprisingly has not been updated! there are some terrific or is that horrific? gore sequences Horror fans will enjoy! witness the now infamous pool scene!


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