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Plot of Fear (1976)

E tanta paura (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | May 1984 (West Germany)
A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »

Director:

Paolo Cavara

Writers:

Paolo Cavara (story), Enrico Oldoini | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Corinne Cléry ... Jeanne
Michele Placido ... Inspector Gaspare Lomenzo
Quinto Parmeggiani Quinto Parmeggiani ... Angelo Scanavini
Edoardo Faieta Edoardo Faieta ... Fulvio Colaianni (as Eddy Fay)
John Steiner ... Hoffmann
Jacques Herlin ... Pandolfi
Cecilia Polizzi Cecilia Polizzi ... Woman at Villa Hoffmann
Greta Vayan Greta Vayan ... Laura Falconieri (as Greta Vajant)
Sarah Crespi Sarah Crespi ... Rosa Catena (as Sarah Ceccarini)
Enrico Oldoini Enrico Oldoini ... Lomenzo's Assistant
Tom Skerritt ... Chief Inspector
Eli Wallach ... Peter Struwwel
Giorgio Gargiullo Giorgio Gargiullo
Eleonora Vivaldi Eleonora Vivaldi
Guidarino Guidi Guidarino Guidi
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A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the children's book titled 'Shockheaded Peter'. The subsequent investigation leads to an exclusive club called Wildlife's Friends. Written by Red-Barracuda

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Mystery | Thriller

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

May 1984 (West Germany) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Interesting giallo/mystery/cop thriller
5 June 2006 | by ajji-2See all my reviews

this is not a typical giallo as it mixes elements of Agatha Christie type of who- done-it (Sherlock Holmes is referenced by a character), and cop thrillers with the regular giallo ingredients. the plot becomes a tad too convoluted by the end, and the final revelation is somewhat lacking in impact, but otherwise this is a fine little thriller that might even prompt multiple viewings. then there's that cast: Corrine Clery, beautiful as ever (especially sans clothes, though her jeans are eye-catching), and Eli Wallach in a pivotal role that he delves into admirably. the big question is, what the hell was Tom Skerritt doing in there? his part is negligible at best. Fans of animation should check out the brief clips of a pornographic, bondage-themed cartoon shown at a party. speaking of which, does anyone know the title of that cartoon film?


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