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The Comeback (1978)

A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

Director:

Pete Walker

Writers:

Murray Smith (screenplay), Michael Sloan (additional script material)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Jones Jack Jones ... Nick Cooper
Pamela Stephenson ... Linda
David Doyle ... Webster Jones
Bill Owen ... Mr B
Sheila Keith ... Mrs B
Holly Palance ... Gail
Peter Turner ... Harry
Richard Johnson ... Macauley
Patrick Brock Patrick Brock ... Dr Paulsen
June Chadwick ... Nurse
Penny Irving ... Girl Singer
Jeff Silk Jeff Silk ... Police Officer
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A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day the Screaming Stopped See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Linda Everett was offered to Melanie Griffith. See more »

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Around 49min 20sec in, boom reflected in glass of cabinet in the room. See more »

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Featured in Courting Controversy (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Titania
(uncredited)
Music by H.M. Farrar
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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You went nuts.
14 January 2014 | by Ben LarsonSee all my reviews

Nick Cooper (Jack Jones) is a singer in desperate need of a comeback. So he holes up at a creepy country estate (that's your first mistake right there) hoping to be inspired. He instead finds himself tortured by the restless spirit of his murdered wife (get it? She COMES BACK?).

The film features New Zealand star Pamela Stephenson (Bloodbath at the House of Death, History of the World, Part I), who can be depended upon to show great nudity, and she briefly exposes herself here.

Not too crazy about the ending. but you do get to see Charlie's Angels' Bosley in full drag.

Watch closely, as Jack Jones sings in the new film American Hustle.


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