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In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Djiby Soumare ...
Taxi Driver
Dominique Virton ...
Desk Clerk
Gérard Klein ...
Gaillard
Stéphane D'Audeville ...
Bellboy
Laurent Spielvogel ...
Hall Porter
Alain Doutey ...
Hall Porter
Jacques Ciron ...
Le Grand Hotel Manager
Roch Leibovici ...
Bellboy 2
Louise Vincent ...
Tourist
Patrice Melennec ...
Ella Jaroszewicz ...
Restroom Attendant
Joëlle Lagneau ...
Florist
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Storyline

A doctor and his wife go to Paris for a medical conference. While showering, his wife disappears. His lack of language, and the odd way she disappeared makes it nearly impossible for him to find any official help in his search as he enters the punk/drug culture to find out what has happened to her. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Danger. Desire. Desperation. See more »


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Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Búsqueda frenética  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,359,424, 26 February 1988

Gross USA:

$17,637,950
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Due to studio pressure, 15 minutes were trimmed from the original running time and a new ending was shot. See more »

Goofs

When Walker meets with the two American officials in the US Embassy, the boom mic can be seen sneaking into view throughout the shot in the over the shoulder shot of the second man, seated at his desk. It is hidden by the man's profile and the knot of his tie, but as he moves back and forth, its silver shape is clearly visible multiple times. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sondra Walker: Do you know where you are?
Richard Walker: No, it's changed too much.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits scroll over the streets of Paris. See more »

Connections

References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) See more »

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Chicago Song
Performed by David Sanborn
Written by Marcus Miller
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of the stars is Paris
22 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

A great suspense movie of Roman Polanski in a Hitchcockian style. One of the beloved theme of great master is already here: looking for a vanished person. I think Frantic is one of the movies more successful through the films with the plot located in Paris. Polanski tells us the story with great suspense involving the city of Paris like a character of the film. All movie spends on the Parisian places and rooftops. The music of Ennio Morricone also is a great element of the film success that gives us a great mood. The characters as Harrison Ford and Emmanuel Seigne are superb in their roles too. I think a must see movie if you love great oeuvres of Hitchcock and you love Paris.


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