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Cul-De-Sac ()

Cul-de-sac (original title)
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In search of help, two wounded gangsters on the run find refuge in the secluded castle of a feeble man and his wife; however, under the point of a gun, nothing is what it seems.

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Richard
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Albie
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Christopher
Geoffrey Sumner ...
Christopher's Father
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Christopher's Mother
Robert Dorning ...
Philip Fairweather
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Marion Fairweather
William Franklyn ...
Cecil
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Jacqueline (as Jackie Bisset)
Trevor Delaney ...
Horace

Directed by

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Roman Polanski

Written by

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Roman Polanski ... (original screenplay) and
Gérard Brach ... (original screenplay) (as Gerard Brach)

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Gene Gutowski ... producer
Michael Klinger ... producer
Tony Tenser ... producer
Sam Waynberg ... executive producer

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Krzysztof Komeda ... (as Komeda)

Cinematography by

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Gilbert Taylor

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Alastair McIntyre

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Maxine Julius ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Barry McCormick ... assembly cutter (uncredited)

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Maude Spector

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Voytek

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George Lack

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Alan Brownie ... makeup artist
Joyce James ... hair stylist

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Robert Sterne ... production supervisor
Don Weeks ... production manager

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Roger Simons ... first assistant director
Ted Sturgis ... first assistant director
Stuart Black ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Alf Pegley ... props
Gilbert Wood ... scenic artist (uncredited)

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David Campling ... sound editor
Stephen Dalby ... sound supervisor
Gerry Humphreys ... dubbing mixer
George Stephenson ... sound mixer
Roy Mingaye ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Robin O'Donoghue ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Ken Reynolds ... boom operator (uncredited)

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Les Bowie ... special effects (uncredited)

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Roy Ford ... camera operator
Jeff Seaholme ... camera operator (as Geoffrey Seaholme)
Laurie Turner ... still photographer

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Jan Lenica ... animator (uncredited)

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Bridget Sellers ... wardrober

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Terry Glinwood ... production controller
Michael Klinger ... presenter
John Sutro ... translator
Tony Tenser ... presenter
Dee Vaughan ... continuity
Valerie Kent ... production secretary (uncredited)
Lily Poyser ... publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion. Written by Sean Taylor

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Taglines Sometimes There's Nothing Better To Do Than Laugh! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cul-De-Sac (United Kingdom, English title)
  • Cul-De-Sac (World-wide, English title)
  • Cul-De-Sac (Europe, English title)
  • Cul-De-Sac (United States)
  • Wenn Katelbach kommt... (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Trivia Has one of the longest continuous sequences in cinematic history (at the time of release) at 7 mins 28 secs (the beach scene). See more »
Goofs When Dickie is pushing the car, the shadow of the camera and the cameraman can be seen on him. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Film présenté: Cul-de-sac (1975). See more »
Quotes Albie: He's mad at us, isn't he?
Richard: He told me I was "mentally retiring", or something like that.
Albie: Yeah?
Richard: Yeah.
Albie: He's angry with us, isn't he?
Richard: He gave me Hell.
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