Family Plot

Family Plot

DVD - 2005
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In his final picture, Hitchcock weaves together suspense and humor in this tongue-in-cheek thriller about a wealthy woman who innocently hires a phony psychic to find her missing heir, a nephew given up for adoption. The psychic and her fellow con artist cross paths with another criminal couple who are involved in kidnapping for ransom. The unforgettable all-star cast contributes to an enthralling merry-go-round of mayhem, mystery and murder
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, 2005, c1976.
ISBN: 9781417058846
1417058846
Characteristics: 1 digital videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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lukasevansherman
Sep 12, 2014

Hitchcock's final film. Pretty disappointing.

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psrjock2002
May 24, 2014

Not one of Hitchock's Greater films. It was slow for te first hour. However, the second hour, really picked up with the hitchock suspense.

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MerryMaker777
May 20, 2014

A particularly poignant film to watch since Ms. Black passed away recently. She is not your typical Hitchcock heroine, she's a lot pluckier and more intelligent. But still a good little film.

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Saint_Mirin
Mar 04, 2014

Not as good as remembered. But Karen Black is a cult goddess.

rufus_red4 Nov 04, 2012

After a slow start, the film gets momentum and you'll find yourself enjoying the macabre sense of fun. Great cast and the master always brings something interesting and ironic, even in this, his last film, and considered one of his lesser efforts.

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Monolith
Sep 01, 2012

Family Plot doesn't have the glamour of the biggies, (e.g. North By Northwest, Vertigo, etc.), but it WAS the seventies... (of which I'm very fond, incidentally). Frumpy. Dingy. An ugly, brownish, avocadoey, burnt orange, harvest gold colored decade. But I digress. I'd heard that the film was critically panned, and didn't know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Barbara Harris was adorable as the dramatic little nympho "spiritualist". Bruce Dern was pretty funny, in a bumbling sort of way. (Loved them in the brakeless Mustang on the mountain pass sequence.) Devane -- his charismatic, chiseled featured, usual self. Perfect for the bad guy. Karen Black was big in the '70s, something about her eyes always fascinated me. Altogether, this was an enjoyably suspenseful movie. It kinda felt like a two hour "Columbo", or a "Rockford Files" episode... It's amazing that Hitchcock directed this last one at 76 years old. He was really something.

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Steve_Read
Aug 24, 2012

Wasn't expecting too much but I really enjoyed this. BIt of a surprise & one of the best Hitchcock films I have seen. Never heard of the actors but they were really good.

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Monolith
Sep 01, 2012

George: "...By my research you're about as psychic as a dry salami." Blanche: "Nasty. Nasty, nasty." George: "I'm sick and tired of having you have me by the crystal balls."

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Monolith
Sep 01, 2012

Blanche: "...Don't start to fret, George, or our waterbed will be no fun at all tonight. As an actor, you should know, 'fretting' will ruin a performance." George: "You're not gonna have to worry about my performance tonight, honey. As a matter of fact, uh, on this very evening, you're gonna see a 'standing' ovation."

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noluckboston
Jul 16, 2013

noluckboston thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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