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Vortex (1976)

Blondy (original title)
Christopher Tauling, a U.N. official, is leading an effort to warn the authorities worldwide that a bacterial weapon is at the ready to wipe out most of mankind.

Director:

Sergio Gobbi

Writer:

Catherine Arley (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rod Taylor ... Christopher Tauling
Bibi Andersson ... Patricia Tauling
Mathieu Carrière ... Tauling
Paul Guers
Catherine Jourdan ... Blondie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian Barbier Christian Barbier ... Rex
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Un diplomate
Walter Buschhoff ... Le docteur Ruth
Robert Le Béal Robert Le Béal ... Un diplomate
Hans Meyer ... Inspector
François Patrice François Patrice ... Un inspecteur
Elisabeth Strauss Elisabeth Strauss ... La directrice
Maurice Travail Maurice Travail ... Le conférencier
Monique Vita Monique Vita ... Maria
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Christopher Tauling, a U.N. official, is leading an effort to warn the authorities worldwide that a bacterial weapon is at the ready to wipe out most of mankind.

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More potent than "The Andromeda Strain"!

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 January 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Vortex See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Mostly it is a drag
8 August 2005 | by fritzo46See all my reviews

I picked up this movie because I am a big Bibi Andersson fan – but getting this movie was a big mistake. To start with Bibi Andersson does not play the role of Patricia Tauling as stated here. She is in the role of Blondie which is a rather small role until the last 15 or 20 minutes of the film. The role of Patricia Tauling is played by Catherine Jourdan.

The previous viewer comment (andybob-3) does a good job of characterizing the movie. Mostly it is a drag. If you are a big Bibi Andersson fan, do yourself a favor and skip it.

The IMDb information says the language of the movie was in French. The VHS version that I watched was in English. Perhaps two versions were made.

As the previous reviewer commented there are a couple of rather steamy sex scenes thrown in. I wonder if was ever shown theatrically in the US or just released on video.


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