In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.

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A doctor and his wife go to Paris for a medical conference. While showering, his wife disappears. His lack of language, and the odd way she disappeared makes it nearly impossible for him to find any official help in his search as he enters the punk/drug culture to find out what has happened to her. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They've taken his wife. Now he's taking action. See more »


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Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Búsqueda frenética  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$17,637,950 (USA)
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Interviewed on 2nd August 2015 in Paris before an outdoor screening of Frantic (1988), actress Emmanuelle Seigner said she didn't know who star Harrison Ford was when the film was shot. Seigner said that she was only nineteen years of age and from a theater family. Further asked about Ford, she described him as being nice to everyone but revealed he had a second set of pedals installed in her car for use in the making of the movie because Ford was concerned about the young Seigner's driving ability. See more »

Goofs

When Walker is on the roof of the apartment building and the suitcase strap breaks dumping its contents, the Statue of Liberty clearly tumbles over the overhang. In the next shot it is on the overhang on the other side. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sondra Walker: Do you know where you are?
Richard Walker: No, it's changed too much.
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The opening and closing credits scroll over the streets of Paris. See more »

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I Love Paris
Written by Cole Porter
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Simplicity at its best

An excellent film from start to finish. The plot is somewhat simple, but the acting of Harrison Ford (Walker) and Emmanuelle Seigner (Michelle) throughout make it an unmissable movie. At times it seemed as if Walker and Michelle would 'get it on', especially in the dance scene in The Touch of Class Club. However Walker didn't let his mind slip for one minute, totally focused on rescuing his wife.


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