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Audrey Rose (1977)

A stranger attempts to convince a happily married couple that their daughter is actually his daughter reincarnated.

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Frank De Felitta (screenplay), Frank De Felitta (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marsha Mason ... Janice Templeton
Anthony Hopkins ... Elliot Hoover
John Beck ... Bill Templeton
Susan Swift ... Ivy Templeton
Norman Lloyd ... Dr. Steven Lipscomb
John Hillerman ... Scott Velie
Robert Walden ... Brice Mack
Philip Sterling ... Judge Langley
Ivy Jones ... Mary Lou Sides
Stephen Pearlman ... Russ Rothman
Aly Wassil Aly Wassil ... Maharishi Gupta Pradesh
Mary Jackson ... Mother Veronica
Richard Lawson ... Policeman #1
Tony Brande Tony Brande ... Detective Fallon
Elizabeth Farley Elizabeth Farley ... Carole Rothman
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Storyline

In New York City, Janice Templeton (Marsha Mason) is happily married to executive Bill Templeton (John Beck) and they live in a comfortable and fancy apartment with their eleven-year-old daughter Ivy (Susan Swift). One day, Janice is stalked by a weirdo and she tells her husband. Soon afterwards, the stranger contacts them and invites the couple to meet him in a restaurant. Elliot Hoover (Sir Anthony Hopkins) tells Janice and Bill that his daughter Audrey Rose died eleven years ago, burned in a car crash, and her soul has been reincarnated in Ivy's body. Bill and Janice believe that Elliot is nuts, and Bill tells his lawyer to get a restraining order against Elliot. However, Ivy has dreadful nightmares and only Elliot is able to calm her down. When Elliot abducts Ivy, Bill and Janice go to court to have him arrested. But Elliot wants to prove that Ivy and Audrey Rose are the same soul. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Suppose a stranger told you your daughter was his daughter in another life? Suppose you began to believe him? Suppose it was true? See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

Jon Pertwee was the original choice for the role of Elliot Hoover. See more »

Goofs

When Janice Tempelton first suspects that Elliot Hoover is stalking her family she enters her apartment 901 (9th floor) she looks out the window down to the street, but the angle that is shown couldn't be higher than the 3rd or 4th floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Janice Templeton: Ivy!
Ivy Templeton: Hi mom!
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Connections

Referenced in End Roll (2012) See more »

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Very avant garde for the time
31 August 2004 | by cyberximeSee all my reviews

I've recently seen this movie again after at least 15 years. The first time it scared me a lot, probably for the weird look in Ivy's eyes and the screaming scenes...

Keep in mind that reincarnation was not a very common subject at the time, and I took it just as many other people, as a poor Exorcist copy. Now, knowing a lot more on the subject, I think it was not too bad given the time it was filmed. The hipnotic regression scene is well done, even though the ending probably can't happen in real life after a regression to a past life.

It was great also watching a young Anthony Hopkins in such role. As always, he convinces you of what he is feeling, and the movie, not being excellent, keeps you interested.

I gave it a 6, considering the good original screenplay (for 1977), and the performances of Anthony Hopkins and Marsha Mason. I must say she seems a little "too dramatic", but that was her style.

If you like Anthony Hopkins and you want to watch a good old thriller, you must see "Magic" too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Audrey Rose See more »

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Production Co:

Sterobcar Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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