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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

Sondra Walker's passport has her photograph with a huge, ear-to-ear smile. Passports traditionally didn't use photos of people smiling. In 1991 (after this film), the U.S. government allowed people to smile, but they couldn't show their teeth. Maybe Polanski did this as a joke - or to see if anyone would notice it. 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

Referenced in Who? What? (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Jah Rastafari
Performed by Culture
Written by Joseph Hill
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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Simplicity at its best
17 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

An excellent film from start to finish. The plot is somewhat simple, but the acting of Harrison Ford (Walker) and Emmanuelle Seigner (Michelle) throughout make it an unmissable movie. At times it seemed as if Walker and Michelle would 'get it on', especially in the dance scene in The Touch of Class Club. However Walker didn't let his mind slip for one minute, totally focused on rescuing his wife.


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