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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... See more »

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Dr. Richard Walker
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Sondra Walker
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Michelle
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 ...
Hotel Detective Le Grand Hotel
Ella Jaroszewicz ...
Restroom Attendant
Joëlle Lagneau ...
Florist
Jean-Pierre Delage ...
Florist
Marc Dudicourt ...
Cafe Owner
Artus de Penguern ...
Waiter
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Wino
Richard Dieux ...
Desk Cop
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Inspector
Robert Ground ...
U.S. Security Officer
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Marine Guard
Michael Morris ...
U.S. Embassy Clerk
Claude Doineau ...
U.S. Embassy Clerk
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U.S. Embassy Official
Jimmie Ray Weeks ...
Shaap
Alan Ladd ...
Bellboy 3
André Quiqui ...
Blue Parrot Barman (as Andre 'Quiqui')
Thomas M. Pollard ...
Rastafarian
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Dede Martin
Tina Sportolaro ...
TWA Clerk
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Peter
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Edie
Robert Barr ...
Irwin
Patrick Floersheim ...
Man in Leather
Marcel Bluwal ...
Man in Tweed
Isabelle Soimaud ...
Houseboat Owner (as Isabelle Noah)
Fonky French Family ...
Houseboat band
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The Kidnapper
David Jalil ...
The Bodyguard
Jean-Claude Houbart ...
Dead Driver (as Jean-Claude Houbard)
Raouf Ben Amor ...
Dr. Metlaoui
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Stéphane Copeau ...
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Extra (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver Who Hands Over the Matches to Dr. Walker (uncredited)
Marco Prince ...
Bit part (uncredited)

Directed by

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Roman Polanski

Written by

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Roman Polanski ... (written by) &
Gérard Brach ... (written by)
 
Robert Towne ... () (uncredited)
 
Jeff Gross ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Tim Hampton ... producer
Thom Mount ... producer

Music by

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Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by

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Witold Sobocinski

Film Editing by

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Sam O'Steen

Editorial Department

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Denis Coq ... second assistant editor
Glenn Cunningham ... first assistant editor
Yvan Lucas ... color timer
Nadja Sassi ... second assistant editor

Production Design by

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Pierre Guffroy

Costume Design by

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Anthony Powell

Makeup Department

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Jean-Max Guérin ... hair stylist
Sophie Harvey ... assistant makeup artist
Didier Lavergne ... chief makeup

Production Management

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Claude Albouze ... unit manager
Daniel Szuster ... production manager
Jean-Yves Asselin ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Yves Baignères ... third assistant director
Mishka Cheyko ... first assistant director (as Michel Cheyko)
Michel Ferry ... second assistant director
Yannick Rolandeau ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Jean-François Cousson ... propman
Alain Guyard ... production buyer
Roland Jacob ... production buyer
Gérard James ... set dresser
Alain Laude ... propman
Marcel Laude ... property master
René Loubet ... construction manager
Félix Placenti ... production buyer
Albert Rajau ... assistant art director
Gérard Viard ... assistant art director
Jean-Yves Rabier ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jean-François Auger ... re-recording mixer
Roberto Garzelli ... assistant dialogue editor
Jean Goudier ... sound editor
Dean Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
Matthieu Imbert ... boom operator
Jean-Pierre Lelong ... sound effects
Denis Martin ... boom operator
Eric Mauer ... assistant sound editor
Martine Mory ... dialogue editor
Laurent Quaglio ... supervising sound editor
Jean-Pierre Ruh ... production sound mixer
Jim Shields ... dialogue editor

Visual Effects by

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Frederic Moreau ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Vic Armstrong ... stunts
Daniel Breton ... stunt arranger
Rémy Julienne ... stunt double: car stunts
Wendy Leech ... stunt double
Vic Armstrong ... stunt double: Mr. Ford (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Florent Bazin ... focus puller: second unit
François Duhamel ... still photographer
Marcel Gellier ... key grip
Jean Harnois ... camera operator
Marc Koninckx ... steadicam operator
François Lauliac ... focus puller
Pascal Lebègue ... director of photography: second unit
Yvon Sausseau ... key grip
Isabelle Scala ... camera loader
Jacques Touillaud ... chief electrician
Jérôme Touillaud ... best boy

Casting Department

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Marie-Sylvie Caillierez ... casting assistant: France
Margot Capelier ... casting: France
Luc Etienne ... crowd casting
Bonnie Timmermann ... casting: USA

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Julie Faraday ... assistant costume designer
Laurence Guindollet ... wardrobe assistant
Framboise Maréchal ... wardrobe assistant
Bernard Minne ... wardrobe assistant
Germinal Rangel ... wardrobe master

Location Management

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Olivier Thaon ... location manager

Music Department

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Suki Buchman ... assistant music editor
Nanni Civitenga ... musician: electric bass
Enrico DeMelis ... music coordinator (as Enrico De Melis)
Sergio Marcotulli ... music recording engineer
Ennio Morricone ... conductor / orchestrator
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Giovanni Santucci ... musician: flugelhorn
Mike Deasy ... musician (uncredited)

Other crew

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Monique Albouze ... publicity coordinator
Sylvette Baudrot ... continuity
Marie-Odile Bertot ... production accountant
Claude Challe ... nightlife advisor
Isabelle Dassonville ... production coordinator
Quinn Donoghue ... unit publicist
Todd Gallagher ... movie mount
Brian Gibbs ... production accountant
Derf La Chapelle ... choreographer
Hoang Le Van ... production accountant
Marie McFerran ... production coordinator
Françoise Piraud ... production assistant: Mr. Polanski
Catherine Riviere ... production assistant: Mr. Mount
Louise Vincent ... dialogue coach
Paul Witz ... front projectionist
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines They've taken his wife. Now he's taking action. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Frenètic (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Frenético (Spain)
  • Őrület (Hungary)
  • Ludilo (Serbia)
  • Frenético (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $4,359,424, 26 Feb 1988

Did You Know?

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Trivia Harrison Ford thought that "Frantic" was a misleading title for the film as the script didn't have a frantic pace. He suggested that "Moderately Disturbed" would be a more appropriate title. Roman Polanski wasn't amused. See more »
Goofs In the airport scene with Michelle, Walker is terrified that the drug-sniffing dogs will find dope in their suitcase. Michelle assures Walker that there are no drugs, and the dogs walk by calmly. Walker seems to have forgotten that he's carrying at least a gram of cocaine in his pocket, which the police dogs don't notice either. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Frantic/Hairspray/Cop/Au Revoir Les Enfants/The Manchurian Candidate (1988). See more »
Soundtracks I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango) See more »
Crazy Credits The opening and closing credits scroll over the streets of Paris. See more »
Quotes Richard Walker: Dede's been dead for over 12 hours.
Michelle: How do you know? What are you, a doctor?
Richard Walker: No corpse stinks that much after only 12 hours. Take my word for it. Yes, I am a doctor.
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