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The Psychic (1977)

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A clairvoyant woman discovers a skeleton in a wall in her husband's house, and seeks to find the truth about what happened to the victim.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Lucio Fulci (story & screenplay), Roberto Gianviti (story & screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer O'Neill ... Virginia Ducci
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Emilio Rospini
Marc Porel ... Luca Fattori
Gianni Garko ... Francesco Ducci
Evelyn Stewart ... Gloria Ducci
Jenny Tamburi Jenny Tamburi ... Bruna
Fabrizio Jovine ... Commissioner D'Elia
Riccardo Parisio Perrotti Riccardo Parisio Perrotti ... Melli
Loredana Savelli Loredana Savelli ... Giovanna Rospini
Salvatore Puntillo Salvatore Puntillo ... Second Cab Driver
Bruno Corazzari ... Canevari
Vito Passeri Vito Passeri ... Caretaker
Franco Angrisano Franco Angrisano ... First Cab Driver
Veronica Michielini Veronica Michielini ... Giuliana Casati
Paolo Pacino Paolo Pacino ... Inspector Russi
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Storyline

A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth about who the person was and who put her there. Soon enough, she starts to realize the possibility that she may share the victim's fate... Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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Suddenly she could see into the future...and saw her own murder...

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Psychic See more »

Filming Locations:

Arezzo Airport, Tuscany, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rizzoli Film, Cinecompany See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The titular seven-note theme song is used in Kill Bill vol.1. More specifically the dramatic polyphonic version of the music which plays near the climax of this film, is also played in Kill Bill as the Bride waits on the floor of her hospital room for Buck to re-enter. See more »

Goofs

The opening sequence set in Dover England, and Florence Italy at the exact same time show the time set as 11:45. Continental Europe is one hour ahead of the British Isles time zone in which the time in Florence should read 12:45. See more »

Quotes

Gloria Ducci: I've had fifty-six lovers and haven't killed even one of them.
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With You
Written by Ernest - Franco Bixio (as Bixio) - Fabio Frizzi (as Frizzi) - Vince Tempera (as Tempera)
Recorded on Cinevox Record by Linda Lee
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One of the best Lucio Fulci films ... (Maybe his best giallo!)
21 June 2009 | by Criss779See all my reviews

Virginia is a girl who, since child, has an strange power to see the past, the present or the future. Driving through a subway, she finds ans strange vision of a murder. In the visions, she thinks to see a very recognizable room. It is one of the rooms of her husband's old houses. She goes there and find a skeleton behind the wall. Now she must re-think all her vision to find out the mystery.

Maybe is not a thing of surprise only of style. We know how is going to end all, is a revision of OEDIPUS REX and is a successful bet that Fulci and writer Sacchetti do here: You cant's fool destiny. Thoug you must go until the end to find out if is true or false. And you just don't believe it! This is one of the most beautiful films of Lucio Fulci. Along with his masterpiece THE BEYOND, this films got it all - O.K there is no gore for those "fans" of Fulci who love him only for that, but there's style and in great form. Jennifer O'Neil was probably selected after seeing Visconti's THE INNOCENT.

Don't loose by any chance this movie. A great giallo. The Severin copy, even if not have the original Italian soundtrack, is the best print to find in remastered forms.

Very recommended!


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