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Spectre (1977)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 21 May 1977
Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon, the sister of prominent British ... See full summary »

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Samuel A. Peeples, Gene Roddenberry (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Culp ... William Sebastian
Gig Young ... Dr. Ham Hamilton
John Hurt ... Mitri Cyon
Gordon Jackson ... Inspector Cabell
Ann Bell ... Anitra Cyon
James Villiers ... Sir Geoffrey Cyon
Majel Barrett ... Lilith
Jenny Runacre ... Sydna
Angela Grant Angela Grant ... Butler
Penny Irving ... First Maid
Vicki Michelle ... Second Maid
Lindy Benson Lindy Benson ... Third Maid
Sally Farmiloe Sally Farmiloe ... Fourth Maid
Michael Latimer ... Co-pilot
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Storyline

Renowned criminologist and occult investigator William Sebastian recruits his old friend Dr. Hamilton to aid him in his current case. Anitra Cyon, the sister of prominent British businessman Geoffrey Cyon, believes her brother is dabbling in the black arts. In turn, Geoffrey claims that she is mentally unfit. Sebastian and Hamilton travel to the Cyon estate to investigate the matter. Complicating the issue is Sebastian's debilitating heart condition that was induced by his own experimentations with the black arts. Written by JHC3

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espectro See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gig Young met his fifth wife, German actress Kim Schmidt on the set of this movie. She plays a Police Officer. A little over one year later, Young murdered her and then killed himself for reasons unknown. See more »

Goofs

Different airplanes are used in different exterior shots of what is supposed to be the same jet. Though they appear to be the same model, they have distinctive markings. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hamilton: It's impossible for something to feel evil to the touch. Am I imagining it?
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Alternate Versions

To sell the pilot movie overseas as a theatrical feature, a few brief insert shots of topless actresses during the "revelry" scene near the end were shot and added to that version, which was a fairly common practice when U.S. television product was being considered for foreign cinema release. It is this "European cut" that has aired in recent years on U.S. cable movie channels (like Fox Movie Channel). See more »

Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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A classic, Hail Gene Roddenberry!
5 October 2007 | by Linda_SSee all my reviews

What a disappointment to learn that this wonderful occult thriller is NOT available neither on DVD nor VHS. Gene Roddenberry did this made for TV movie and it is superb! The best role for Robert Culp and the superb Gig Young plays the sidekick in a wonderful energy with Culp. The lovely wife of Roddemberry, Majel Barrett. plays the mysterious Lilith, housekeeper of William Sebastian. The English settings and a wondrous cast of British actors make this a really exquisite example of the genre. The phenomenally talented John Hurt in a standout performance. This is what American television was capable of at one time.

Shame on the movie industry for letting this classic of horror and the master Gene Roddenberry disappear. SHAME ON THEM!!


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