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The Legacy (1978)

A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie ... See full summary »

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Richard Marquand

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screenplay), Patrick Tilley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Ross ... Margaret Walsh
Sam Elliott ... Pete Danner
John Standing ... Jason Mountolive
Ian Hogg ... Harry
Margaret Tyzack ... Nurse Adams
Charles Gray ... Karl Liebnecht
Lee Montague ... Jacques Grandier
Hildegard Neil Hildegard Neil ... Barbara Kirstenburg
Marianne Broome Marianne Broome ... Maria Gabrieli
William Abney William Abney ... Butler
Patsy Smart ... Cook
Mathias Kilroy Mathias Kilroy ... Stable Lad
Reg Harding Reg Harding ... Gardener
Roger Daltrey ... Clive Jackson
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Storyline

A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie makes six, gather in an ancient mansion to inherit a Legacy of bloodsome horror. Written by John Coyne

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It is an evil beyond exorcism. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legacy of Maggie Walsh See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross met and fell in love when they co-starred in this film. They married in 1984 and are still together. See more »

Goofs

In the reflection of the car when the car stops in front of the house while they're trying to escape. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Walsh: [as they approach Ravenhurst, the Mountolive family's dazzling residence] ... So what do you suppose this Mr. Mountolive does for a living?
Pete Danner: [with a shrug] Whatever it is, he's doing it right.
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Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Side of Me
Sung by Kiki Dee
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Lyric by Gary Osborne
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An unholy (no pun intended) mess
11 February 2000 | by Jimmy-128See all my reviews

The Legacy suffers from a crisis of identity. On the one hand, it's a horror movie, with the requisite supernatural elements and inexplicable occurrences. On the other hand, it's a mystery in the cozy, Agatha Christie style, set in a large Victorian mansion in the English countryside, with corpses turning up left and right.

Of course, there's no law against blending genres. To do so successfully, however, takes a defter hand than is evident here. The result is an incoherent mess that leaves the viewer feeling cheated. The actors do their collective best, but this one's beyond help.


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