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The Legacy (1978)

A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow. Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie (... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Marquand

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screenplay), Patrick Tilley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Ross ... Margaret Walsh
Sam Elliott ... Pete Danner
John Standing ... Jason Mountolive
Ian Hogg ... Harry
Margaret Tyzack ... Nurse Adams
Charles Gray ... Karl Liebnecht
Lee Montague ... Jacques Grandier
Hildegard Neil Hildegard Neil ... Barbara Kirstenburg
Marianne Broome Marianne Broome ... Maria Gabrieli
William Abney William Abney ... Butler
Patsy Smart ... Cook
Mathias Kilroy Mathias Kilroy ... Stable Lad
Reg Harding Reg Harding ... Gardener
Roger Daltrey ... Clive Jackson
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Storyline

A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow. Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie (Katharine Ross) makes six, gather in an ancient mansion to inherit a Legacy of bloodsome horror. Written by John Coyne

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Six came to claim it... See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legacy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,364,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,364,985
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Elliott (Pete Danner) and Katharine Ross (Margaret Walsh) met and fell in love when they co-starred in this movie. They married in 1984 and are still together. See more »

Goofs

In an establishing shot, one of the rear tires of Mountolive's limo clips one of the spherical concrete bollards, which starts rapidly rolling along the drive revealing that it is fake. See more »

Quotes

Margaret Walsh: I know. I've got the power.
Pete Danner: Yeah I know you have. Now what are you going to do with it?
Margaret Walsh: Anything I want.
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Alternate Versions

US theatrical cut is 100 min. and British theatrical cut 102 min. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Red River (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Side of Me
Sung by Kiki Dee
Music by Michael J. Lewis
Lyric by Gary Osborne
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Well-made supernatural version of crime classic
16 July 2001 | by Sibelius1865See all my reviews

An excellent little movie, though it might be wasted on anyone likely to get disappointed by 1970s special effects or confused by the intrusion of a plot. It's a well-made supernatural re-working of Agatha Christie's "And then there were None" (Originally "Ten Little Nigger Boys") and starts when the descendents of a 17th century witch gather at an English country house in the hope of receiving part of the family legacy. Instead, they get a dose of poetic justice delivered from beyond the grave. Don't expect to be scared out of your skin, just entertained for a while.


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