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Hammersmith Is Out (1972)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 12 May 1972 (USA)
The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor (Sir Peter Ustinov) of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Richard Burton) ... See full summary »

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Peter Ustinov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Taylor ... Jimmie Jean Jackson
Richard Burton ... Hammersmith
Peter Ustinov ... Doctor
Beau Bridges ... Billy Breedlove
Leon Ames ... General Sam Pembroke
Leon Askin ... Dr. Krodt
George Raft ... Guido Scartucci
John Schuck ... Henry Joe
Marjorie Eaton ... Princess
Lisa Jak Lisa Jak ... Kiddo
Linda Gaye Scott ... Miss Quim
Mel Berger Mel Berger ... Fat Man
Anthony Holland ... Oldham
Brook Williams ... Pete Rutter
Carl Donn Carl Donn ... Cleopatra
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Storyline

The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor (Sir Peter Ustinov) of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Richard Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Beau Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Taglines:

"The beast is loose from his cage! The rivers will run with blood!" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Engrenagem See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Though set in the U.S., this movie was filmed in Mexico. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: That is not a car. That is a penis, mit chrome.
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Connections

Referenced in Andy Hamilton's Search for Satan (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

When Were Your Dreams Worth Remembering
Music by Dominic Frontiere
Lyrics by Sally Stevens
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Unfortunately Mr.'Hammersmith' is out to lunch
3 November 2003 | by JOHNBATES-1See all my reviews

Certainly with a cast of this caliber, you expect much, much more. Maybe the problem is with the uninspired directing, awkward screenplay, thin story line and some very choppy editing. Maybe all the money was spent on the stars' salaries giving it a low, low production budget feel. Maybe Burton and Taylor should have quit acting together after 'Virginia Woolf.' But something sure went wrong with this project.

The cassette version I watched recently was just under 102 minutes of running time, but the cassette itself was labeled 108 minutes. Makes you wonder what was left out. I saw this film when it originally played in 1972 and could see no differences between that version and the cassette. So who knows what went on here. Maybe it was just meant to be a quickie, 'What the hell. Let's make it anyway.' turkey.


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