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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 (Katharine Ross) makes six, gather in an ancient mansion to inherit a Legacy of bloodsome horror. Written by John Coyne

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Taglines:

There is horror...there is terror...beyond them, there is THE LEGACY. 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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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,364,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,364,985
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Elliott (Pete Danner) and Katharine Ross (Margaret Walsh) met and fell in love when they co-starred in this movie. They married in 1984 and are still together. See more »

Goofs

When Sam Elliot's character takes a shower and breaks the glass door to avoid being burned with the hot water, his back gets hurt and bleeds, but when Katharine Ross's character comes into the bathroom, Sam's back is completely clean. See more »

Quotes

Clive Jackson: [in Ravenhurst's drawing room] ... I always wanted to break into the music business, myself.
Jacques Grandier: [wryly] In most of Europe, he IS the music business.
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Alternate Versions

US theatrical cut is 100 min. and British theatrical cut 102 min. See more »


Soundtracks

Another Side of Me
Sung by Kiki Dee
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Lyric by Gary Osborne
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Not bad horror movie
2 April 1999 | by eric-144See all my reviews

Katherine Ross and Sam Elliot are two Americans who go to England for a little vacation end up getting in a car wreck and stay at a mansion. Soon other guests arrive and one by one all the guests begin dying in very unusual ways. One woman is stuck underneath a pool by an invisible force, one gets hit by glass when her mirror explodes and so on, till only a few are left. It turns out someone is killing everyone so they can have the power over the mansion. Very unusual movie and eerie but everyone plays it pretty good. cheesy opening song though


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