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Margaret Walsh
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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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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 »

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When Sam Elliot's character takes a shower and breaks the glass door to avoid be burned with the hot water, his back gets hurt and bleed, but when Katharine Ross comes into the bathroom, Sam's back is completely clean.. See more »

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Clive Jackson: [in Ravenhurst's drawing room] ... I always wanted to break into the music business, myself.
Jacques Grandier: [wryly] In most of Europe, he IS the music business.
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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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Fairly classy underrated thriller
18 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interior decorator Katharine Ross and boyfriend Sam Elliot are offered a plum assignment in England. When they are run off the road by an enigmatic millionaire, he invites them to stay at his family castle while their motorcycle is repaired...and then the fun begins. The film can be taken as either a straight horror film or an Agatha Christie-style supernatural mystery. There is not much in the way of genuine surprises, but it is interesting figuring out which of the guests at the English estate will be the next to go and how. Ross and Elliot play their roles believably as a suitably bewildered American couple, who cannot understand how they got stuck in this predicament and how the heck to get out of it. The cast is made up of solid, familiar British actors and the cinematography lends a polish that helps this film rise above the usual dreck in this genre. While not edge-of-your-seat, the film moves along briskly and there is just enough gruesomeness to add to the atmosphere. Aside from the leads, Margaret Tyzack is particularly effective as a sinister nurse. Richard Marquand's direction is above-average and he deftly showcases the English countryside, the stately manor and Sam Elliot's birthday suit (THANK YOU, RICHARD!) with equal aplomb.


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