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The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)

When college professor Peter Proud begins to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Max Ehrlich (screenplay), Max Ehrlich (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
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 to experience flashbacks from a previous incarnation, he is mysteriously drawn to a place he has never been before but which is troublingly familiar. As if drawn to her by cosmic force, he soon finds himself unwittingly in the company of his previous incarnation's wife. This woman, Marcia Curtis, recognizes 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. Peter becomes romantically drawn to Ann Curtis who is or was his daughter (Jeff and Marcia's daughter). Recognizing the incestuous nature of their relationship, Mrs. Curtis tries to keep the two young people apart. But how? Must she reveal the terrible secret of the final minutes she shared with her husband in order to keep this man from her (their?) daughter? Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La reencarnación de Peter Proud See more »

Filming Locations:

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 describes his first dream, he tells his girlfriend that "she (Marsha) was hitting me in the (private parts) with a paddle. Initially, the director may have wanted to show the murder as involving an injury of this sort, because when the man in the dream falls back into the water, he is holding his private area. But, it is very clear that when he is in the boat, he is on his stomach. There is no way she could have hit the front of his body. 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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Connections

Remade as Karzzzz (2008) See more »

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Enjoyable creep-out
2 October 2017 | by Anni SmytheSee all my reviews

Recurrent dreams of your murder that may signify your reincarnation! Others who've noted the superior cinematography and soundtrack are correct in identifying the elements that glue one to Peter Proud's predicament. I was an usher when this first showed up in'75--we always got 'gasps' from the audience at the preposterous climax! An opening screenshot saying "L.A. 1975" would make the film appear undated and retrospective. Otherwise exciting and a must-see especially for film students and aficionados.


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