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The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)

When college professor, Peter Proud begins experiencing flashbacks of an earlier life, he's mysteriously drawn to a place he's never been to, but which seems familiar and where he soon finds his previous incarnation's wife.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Max Ehrlich (screenplay by), Max Ehrlich (from his novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sarrazin ... Peter Proud
Jennifer O'Neill ... Ann Curtis
Margot Kidder ... Marcia Curtis
Cornelia Sharpe ... Nora Hayes
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Dr. Samuel Goodman
Stuart Thomas Stuart Thomas ... Jeff Curtis (as Tony Stephano)
Norman Burton ... Dr. Frederick Spear (as Normann Burton)
Anne Ives Anne Ives ... Ellen Curtis
Debralee Scott ... Suzy
Jon Richards Jon Richards ... Newspaper Custodian
Steve Franken ... Dr. Charles Crennis
Fred Stuthman ... Pop Johnson
Lester Fletcher ... Car Salesman
Paul Nevens Paul Nevens ... Room Clerk
Breanna Benjamin Breanna Benjamin ... Miss Hagerson
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When college professor, Peter Proud begins experiencing flashbacks of an earlier life, he's mysteriously drawn to a place he's never been to, but which seems familiar. He soon finds his previous incarnation's wife. This woman, Marcia Curtis, sees in Peter startling characteristics which he shares with her dead husband, Jeff. Even the sound of his voice seems at times to be that of the dead man. Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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You Only Have One Life to Live...Or Do You? See more »

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Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

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Trivia

Margot Kidder is about six months younger than Jennifer O'Neill in real life, yet she played Miss O'Neill's character's mother in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Peter goes to newspaper office to research decades-old murder of someone named Curtis, newspaper librarian looks up appropriate microfilm reel by victim's last name. In reality, all newspaper microfilms - a photographic record of all newspaper pages from a certain period - are filed by dates of newspaper recorded - not specific events. See more »

Quotes

Marcia Curtis: Who are you? You're not Peter Proud, you're some kind of monster! You're trying to get at me through Ann, well just leave her alone you bastard! Just leave us alone. Just leave ME alone. How? How could you know what we said that night?
Marcia Curtis: You filthy, rotten, stinking bastard!
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Mysterious and Intriguing
19 January 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In California, the college professor Dr. Peter Proud (Michael Sarrazin) is haunted by a recurring nightmare where he is a man swimming naked in a lake that is hit by a row and murdered by a woman called Marcia. He also feels a pain on the hips. He seeks medical treatment with his colleague psychologist Dr. Samuel Goodman (Paul Hecht) in a laboratory but there is no positive result for the treatment. When Peter sees a town in Massachusetts in a TV show, he decides to travel with his girlfriend Nora Hayes (Cornelia Sharpe) to seek the location. After a couple of days, Nora decides to leave him but Peter continues his search. He arrives at Springfield where he eventually meets the gorgeous Ann Curtis (Jennifer O'Neill) in a club. Soon Peter discovers she is the daughter of the woman of his nightmares Marcia Curtis (Margot Kidder). Further, he might be the reincarnation of Marcia's husband Jeff Curtis (Tony Stephano), who died in the 40's in Lake Dream. But Marcia notes that Peter Proud is the reincarnation of her husband while he falls in love with Ann. What will happen to the trio?

"The Reincarnation of Peter Proud" is a mysterious film with an original and intriguing story of reincarnation. The first point that impress is the cast, with Michael Sarrazin, Margot Kidder, the Brazilian Jennifer O'Neill and Cornelia Sharpe. The plot is creepy but the film deserved a better conclusion. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Reencarnação de Peter Proud" ("The Reincarnation of Peter Proud")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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