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Rosebud (1975)

In a bold coup, a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaire's five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European ... See full summary »

Director:

Otto Preminger

Writers:

Erik Lee Preminger (screenplay), Joan Hemingway (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Larry Martin
Richard Attenborough ... Edward Sloat
Cliff Gorman ... Yafet Hamlekh
Claude Dauphin ... Charles-Andre Fargeau
John V. Lindsay ... Sen. Donnovan
Peter Lawford ... Lord Carter
Raf Vallone ... George Nikolaos
Adrienne Corri ... Lady Carter
Amidou ... Kirkbane
Joseph Shiloach ... Hacam (as Yosef Shiloa)
Brigitte Ariel Brigitte Ariel ... Sabine Fargeau
Isabelle Huppert ... Helene Nikolaos
Lalla Ward ... Margaret Carter
Kim Cattrall ... Joyce Donnovan
Debra Berger ... Gertrude Freyer
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Storyline

In a bold coup, a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaire's five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European television stations. Undercover Agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Rosebud See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsica See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Oting SA See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Claude Dauphin was cast as Fargeau after several other major French actors passed. See more »

Quotes

Larry Martin: You intend to destroy the very people you're going to save.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits consist of a single screen that bears the title, the statement 'an Otto Preminger Film' the copyright by United Artists and an illustration designed by Saul Bass. See more »

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Referenced in Bass on Titles (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Kim Cattrall
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let us forget this happened and never speak of it again
23 June 2003 | by djm8See all my reviews

Notice that the film has no screenwriting credit. That's because there was apparently no script. There were, however, about an hour and a half's worth of terrorists-making- sure-they're-not-followed scenes, which were suicidally tedious but in a way were a soothing respite from unbearable, aimless dialogue delivered by wooden actors who seemed as confused as the audience. Peter O'Toole of course is not wooden, but he does look severely ill--perhaps as a result of the gastric troubles that nearly killed him in the mid-seventies, or perhaps because there's not enough liquor in the world to douse the humiliating awareness that Man Friday will not be your worst film this year.

Put it this way: this excruciating, jaw-droppingly awful film makes Murphy's War look like Citizen Kane. How I'm just grateful, though amazed, that Mystery Science Theater never got hold of it. Did they?

Let us draw a discreet veil over this abortion of a film and never speak of it again. In fact, let's ignore everything between The Ruling Class and Stunt Man.


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