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Death Watch (1980)

La mort en direct (original title)
R | | Drama, Sci-Fi | April 1982 (USA)
Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run ... See full summary »

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Thérèse Liotard ...
Tracey
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Gerald Mortenhoe (as Max Von Sydow)
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Girl in the Bar
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Dr.Mason (as William Russel)
Vadim Glowna ...
Harry Graves
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Dr.Klausen
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Katherine's Dad (as Bernard Wicki)
Freddie Boardley ...
Technician
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Limosine driver
Julian Hough ...
Young doctor
Peter Kelly ...
Technician
Boyd Nelson ...
Policeman
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Roddy has a camera implanted in his brain. He is then hired by a television producer to film a documentary of terminally ill Katherine, without her knowledge. His footage will then be run on the popular TV series, "Death Watch"... Written by Philip Brubaker <coda@nando.net>

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She's the target of every eye...including eyes only science could create.

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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This is Robbie Coltrane's first motion picture. See more »

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Roddy: A toy to end all toys.
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To Jacques Tourneur See more »

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Referenced in Speaking Parts (1989) See more »

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Katherine's Progress
Written by Antoine Duhamel, Produced by Gabriel Boustiani
Performed by The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
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27 August 2001 | by (madrid,spain) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this movie in a pitch black room and boy was it dark.Several sequences bordered on the invisible as Harvey Keitel descends into a cameraman´s room 101. Romy Schneider a revelation and spreading compassion on all throughout. The cityscapes are glorious and the faceless people of Glasgow add to the alienation expressed by the script. Excellent shift of pace as Max von Sydow enters to fulfill Romy Schneiders dreams. Great cast, though Harry Dean Stanton under-used, and a sin that this is not more widely recognised.


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