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Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)
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Phantom Of The Paradise (1974) Producer Swan has stolen the music composed by Leach. Leach wants revenge. When he tries to destoy Swan's company, he gets a horrible accident. With a mutilated face he searches for other ways to get his revenge.

Movie Tagline:
The music made him do it!

Also Known As:
Phantom of the Fillmore

Title: Phantom Of The Paradise
Release Date: October 31, 1974
Runtime: 92 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Music, Musical, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: 4-Track Stereo
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Buried.com Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P

MPAA Rating: PG

Brian De Palma

William Finley ...Winslow / The Phantom
Paul Williams ...Swan
Jessica Harper ...Phoenix
Gerrit Graham ...Beef
George Memmoli ...Philbin
Archie Hahn ...The Juicy Fruits / The Beach Bums / The Undeads
Jeffrey Comanor ...The Juicy Fruits / The Beach Bums / The Undeads
Peter Elbling ...The Juicy Fruits / The Beach Bums / The Undeads...
Colin Cameron ...Band
David Garland ...Band
Gary Mallaber ...Band
Art Munson ...Band
Mary Margaret Amato ...Swan's Entourage
Rand Bridges ...Swan's Entourage
James Bohan ...Swan's Entourage
Herb Pacheco ...Assassin
Jennifer Ashley ...Groupie
Janit Baldwin ...Groupie
Janus Blythe ...Groupie (as Janis Eve Lynn)
Katherine Mastellos ...Groupie
Robin Mattson ...Groupie
Patrice Rohmer ...Groupie
Ruthy Ross ...Groupie (as Ruthey Ross)
Cheryl Smith ...Groupie
April Troy ...Groupie
Walter Foster ...Cop
Peter Harrell ...Cop
Troy Haskins ...Judge
Gene Gross ...Warden
Henry Calvert ...Nightwatchman

» [more cast members]

Michael Arciaga
Gustave M. Berne
Jeffrey L. Hayes
Paul Lewis
Edward R. Pressman
Lynn Pressman Raymond
Bill Scott

Brian De Palma

Paul Williams

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye"
"Special To Me"
"The Phantom's Theme"
"Somebody Super Like You"
"Life At Last"
"Old Souls"
"The Hell Of It"

More Movie Taglines:
  • The music made him do it!
  • He's been maimed and framed, beaten, robbed and mutilated. But they still can't keep him from the woman he loves.
  • The Most Highly Acclaimed Horror Phantasy Of Our Time.
  • He Sold His Soul for Rock 'n' Roll
Movie Quote(s):
  • Beef: I know drug real from real real.
  • Beef: Can't you feel the vibes in your own house, man? Bad, sport, real bad. The karma in here is so thick, you need an aqualung to breathe.
  • Beef: There really is a phantom. He was just in my shower. He threatened my life. He said his music was for Phoenix. Only she can sing it. Anyone else who tries, dies.
  • Swan: If I can't be young forever, I'd rather end it all - now.
  • Phoenix: Don't you hear that crowd down there? Why should I give that up? The Phantom: They'll want more. They want much more. More than you could ever give. Phoenix: I'll give them whatever they want.
Movie Trivia:
  • The character Philbin, who is the chief henchman of the villain Swan, borrows his last name from Mary Philbin, star of The Phantom of the Opera (1925).
  • The "Death Records" secretary's card index includes files on Alice Cooper, David Geffen, Bette Midler, Peter Fonda, Dick Clark and Kris Kristofferson.
  • On Phoenix's mirror after the concert in which she becomes a star is a magazine ad with the headline "I'm a Harper's Freak". Phoenix was played by 'Jessica Harper (I)'.
  • At the airport when Beef is introduced, the "Death Records" logo on the lectern was superimposed over the original logo for "Swan Song" records to avoid conflict with Led Zeppelin's record label, which had sued. Although the film's producers were certain they would win due to the fact that the phrase was common long before, they decided to make the change in order to get the film finished quickly rather than go through a prolonged court fight.
  • The Death Records logo is optically printed over the originally planned "Swan Song" label at several points in the film
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