MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 36,989 this week

Focal Point (1977)
"Le point de mire" (original title)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 31 users  
Reviews: 3 user

Add a Plot

Writers:

(scenario), (scenario), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 644 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 

Related Items

Search for "Focal Point" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Focal Point (1977)

Focal Point (1977) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Focal Point.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont
Stars: Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, Diane Ladd
Planet of the Apes (TV Series 1974)
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes.

Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace. But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In a futuristic world that has embraced ape slavery, Caesar, the son of the late simians Cornelius and Zira, surfaces after almost twenty years of hiding out from the authorities, and prepares for a slave revolt against humanity.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Roddy McDowall, Don Murray, Ricardo Montalban
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean
Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.

Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman
Animation | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

While on a mission, three astronauts in their space ship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year A.D. 3979 and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.

Stars: Austin Stoker, Philippa Harris, Henry Corden
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. He discovers a planet ruled by apes and an underground city run by telepathic humans.

Director: Ted Post
Stars: James Franciscus, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans
Adventure | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
The Miracle (TV Movie 1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Dick Ross
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Keith Michell, Anthony Quayle
As Summers Die (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The plot centers around a large area of land owned by an old black lady, Elvira Backus. It had been given to her by her one time employer and secret father of her two children, a southern ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude Tramont
Stars: Scott Glenn, Jamie Lee Curtis, Bette Davis
Un métier du seigneur (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Édouard Molinaro
Stars: Pierre Arditi, Evelyne Bouix, Annie Girardot
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Danièle Gaur
Jacques Dutronc ...
Julien
Jean Bouise ...
Bob
Claude Dauphin ...
Maître Leroy
...
Petit Louis
Philippe Rouleau ...
John W. Maxwell
Lucienne Le Marchand ...
Mère de Danièle
Christine Laurent ...
Virginie
Silvia Badescu ...
Olga (as Silvia Badesco)
Françoise Brion ...
Madame Yvonne
...
Michel Gaur
Matthias Habich ...
Bruno
Jess Hahn ...
Général Harris
Jean Lescot ...
Vannier, un reporter
Hans Verner ...
Un touriste allemand, ancien combattant
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 October 1977 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Distanza zero  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Forgotten first film from a promising film maker who did little else afterwards..
7 July 1999 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

Cast includes French stars Jacques Dutronc, Annie Girardot and Jean-Claude Brialy. Political thriller made it a candidate for US remake. Good script, good set, good acting and a nice Land Rover jeep. Unpredictable ending. Not a great flick, but comparable to most Hollywood thriller. Somewhat ahead of its time. I remember it 20 years after seeing it. What went wrong here? Films are like people. After they stop being seen, they stop existing. A candidate sleeper. Given a print in the video store circuit, I foresee a fair distribution. Someone must put his hands on rights and script.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Music played in this movie lesdasset
Discuss Focal Point (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?