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A disturbed celebrity magician finds himself at the mercy of his murderous dummy, Fats. Seeking refuge from his new found fame, he heads to the isolated mountain retreat run by his high school love, Peggy, in hopes of starting a new life; but finds that Fats has no intentions of letting him off so easy.
A Terrifying Love Story.
Release Date: November 08, 1978
Runtime: 107 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: R
Anthony Hopkins ...Corky Withers / Fats (voice)
Ann Margret ...Peggy Ann Snow
Burgess Meredith ...Ben Greene
Ed Lauter ...Duke
E.J. Andre ...Merlin
Jerry Houser ...Cab Ddriver
David Ogden Stiers ...Todson
Lillian Randolph ...Sadie
Joe Lowry ...Club M.C.
Bob Hackman ...Father
Mary Munday ...Mother
Brad Beesley ...young Corky
Scott Garrett ...Corky's Brother
Beverly Sanders ...Laughing Lady
I.W. Klein ...Maitre d'hotel
Patrick McCullough ...Doorman
Stephen P. Hart ...Captain
Michael J. Harte ...Minister (as Michael Harte)
Joseph E. Levine
Richard P. Levine
More Movie Taglines:
- A Terrifying Love Story.
- Abracadabra, I sit on his knee. Presto, change-o, and now he's me! Hocus Pocus, we take her to bed. Magic is fun...when you're dead.
- Fats: [to Corky as he returns from Peggy Ann's] So how was the orgy? Didja score?
Fats: They'll put you somewhere dark and mooo-dy...
Corky: I tried to stop him. Fats: Tried... tried... ya failed!
Fats: Hey, Corky? I'm feeling light-headed.
Fats: Stop the Postman! Corky: How? How? With what? Fats: Me! Me! Me! Me! Meeee!
- Mike Nichols briefly considered directing this film.
After the success of A Bridge Too Far (1977), producer Joseph E. Levine wanted to work with writer William Goldman and director Richard Attenborough again and bought the rights to Goldman's book with the intention of having Attenborough direct it. Attenborough accepted the assignment because he could use it to finance the film he really wanted to make, Gandhi (1982).
Norman Jewison was set to direct the movie before Richard Attenborough signed on.
The role of Corky was originally offered to Jack Nicholson, but upon hearing that he would have to wear a hairpiece to play the role, Nicholson turned it down.
Sir Laurence Olivier was set to play Ben Green, but had to drop out due to illness.
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