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Bloodline (1979)

When her father is murdered, a pharmaceutical heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elizabeth Roffe
... Rhys Williams
... Sir Alec Nichols
... Donatella
... Simonetta Palazzi
... Vivian Nichols
... Charles Martin
... Hélène Roffe-Martin
... Ivo Palazzi
... Kate Erling
... Inspector Max Hornung
... Julius Prager
... Man in Black
... Dr. Wal
Wulf Kessler ... Young Sam Roffe
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Sam Roffe, president of a multi-national pharmaceutical corporation, is killed while mountain-climbing. It is first determined to be an accident, but Inspector Max Hormung later deduces that Roffe was murdered. Sam's daughter Elizabeth assumes control of the company, and while traveling through Europe she immediately becomes a target as well. Suspicion falls on the Roffe cousins, all of whom want to go public with the company and sell their stock at a huge profit. Since this would be against her father's wishes, Elizabeth rejects their advice and decides to keep the company within the family. As Inspector Hormung investigates the background of the cousins, more attempts are made on Elizabeth's life. Hoping to reveal the guilty party, Hormung is able to connect these attempts to a series of murders on prostitutes, which are recorded on snuff films. Written by alfiehitchie

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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The name of the pharmaceutical conglomerate Roffe Industries / Roffe & Sons Pharmaceuticals is similar to the real life one called Roche. See more »

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When Elizabeth Roffe and Rhys Williams are in the hotel room, she left the bathroom in a nightgown after a night of love, but he is in jacket-and-tie with a overcoat in the arm. See more »

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Elizabeth Roffe: [to Rhys as she flees Maxim's] You really and truly are a perfect bastard!
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For any True Audrey Hepburn fan, this movie should make you sick.
8 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

It was said that midway through shooting "Bloodline" Audrey Hepburn finally realized what a horrible and degrading movie this was going to be and desperately wanted to get out of it, but she was under contract and had no choice.

When you see this movie you will realize exactly why she felt so bad about making it. The absolute only reason to watch "Bloodline" is to see how Audrey Hepburn aged like fine wine.


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