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In a bold coup, a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaire's five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV... See full summary »

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Otto Preminger

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Erik Lee Preminger (screenplay), Joan Hemingway (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Larry Martin
Richard Attenborough ... Sloat
Cliff Gorman ... Hamlekh
Claude Dauphin ... Fargeau
John V. Lindsay ... Sen. Donnovan
Peter Lawford ... Lord Carter
Raf Vallone ... George Nikolaos
Adrienne Corri ... Lady Carter
Amidou ... Kirkbane
Joseph Shiloach ... Hacam (as Yosef Shiloa)
Brigitte Ariel Brigitte Ariel ... Sabine
Isabelle Huppert ... Helene
Lalla Ward ... Margaret
Kim Cattrall ... Joyce
Debra Berger ... Gertrude
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Storyline

In a bold coup, a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaire's five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Rosebud See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsica See more »

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Production Co:

Oting SA See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Mitchum was originally cast in the lead, but shortly after filming began he and director Otto Preminger had a major blowup and Mitchum either quit (according to Mitchum) or was fired, drinking being a factor (according to Preminger). Peter O'Toole, a former drinker, was hired to replace him in about a couple of days. Reportedly. Mitchum likened this to being like "replacing Ray Charles with Helen Keller." See more »

Quotes

Larry Martin: You're asking the Palestinians to commit political suicide?
Edward Sloat: Well, politics *are* suicide.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits consist of a single screen that bears the title, the statement 'an Otto Preminger Film' the copyright by United Artist and an illustration designed by Saul Bass. See more »

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Referenced in Bass on Titles (1977) See more »

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I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
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Written by Harry Nilsson
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Five Frightened Girls!
2 March 2010 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Topical (for 1975) adaptation of a book by Paul Bonnecarrere and Joan Hemingway concerning five nubile young women from wealthy families kidnapped off their yacht Rosebud by an underground Palestine Liberation organization nicknamed Black September; the kidnappers, centered in Corsica, want retribution for the slaughter of their women and children caused by a Jewish millionaire involved in the illegal smuggling of arms. Peter O'Toole is barely present as a British correspondent (in a dopey hat) adept at mediating sanctions between terrorists and their targets, while the kidnap victims (in and out of their clothes) do the usual griping about their primitive holding conditions and the awful food. This type of globe-trotting espionage drama needed a gripping Bond-ian touch (or perhaps that of Pakula or Pollack). Director Otto Preminger is certainly capable of being in that class--and he hasn't lost his acerbic sense of humor--but he fails to sort out these complicated matters satisfactorily (the film has no sweep, and little sense of geographical placement). It's far from terrible however, and some of Preminger's asides are clever; his actors seem at half-mast, the narrative weakens as the picture progresses, but there's a fine music score by Laurent Petitgirard and interesting locales. The rest of the film's style lacks finesse. ** from ****


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