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Spectre (1977)

Unrated | | Horror | TV Movie 21 May 1977
Renowned criminologist and occult investigator, William Sebastian recruits his old friend, Dr. Hamilton to assist in his current case. Anitra Cyon - sister of prominent British businessman ... See full summary »

Director:

Clive Donner

Writers:

Samuel A. Peeples, Gene Roddenberry (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Culp ... William Sebastian
Gig Young ... Dr. Ham Hamilton
John Hurt ... Mitri Cyon
Gordon Jackson ... Inspector Cabell
Ann Bell ... Anitra Cyon
James Villiers ... Sir Geoffrey Cyon
Majel Barrett ... Lilith
Jenny Runacre ... Sydna
Angela Grant Angela Grant ... Butler
Penny Irving ... First Maid
Vicki Michelle ... Second Maid
Lindy Benson Lindy Benson ... Third Maid
Sally Farmiloe Sally Farmiloe ... Fourth Maid
Michael Latimer ... Co-pilot
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Storyline

Renowned criminologist and occult investigator, William Sebastian recruits his old friend, Dr. Hamilton to assist in his current case. Anitra Cyon - sister of prominent British businessman Geoffrey Cyon, believes her brother's dabbling in the black arts. In turn, Geoffrey claims she's mentally unfit. Sebastian and Hamilton travel to the Cyon estate to investigate the matter. Complicating the issue is Sebastian's debilitating heart condition which was induced by his own experimentations with the black arts. Written by JHC3

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Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Espectro See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Colin Blakely was offered the role of Inspector Cabell, but was forced to decline, due to his commitment to filming Equus (1977). See more »

Goofs

Different airplanes are used in different exterior shots of what is supposed to be the same jet. Though they appear to be the same model, they have distinctive markings. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hamilton: It's impossible for something to feel evil to the touch. Am I imagining it?
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Alternate Versions

To sell the pilot movie overseas as a theatrical feature, a few brief insert shots of topless actresses during the "revelry" scene near the end were shot and added to that version, which was a fairly common practice when U.S. television product was being considered for foreign cinema release. It is this "European cut" that has aired in recent years on U.S. cable movie channels (like Fox Movie Channel). See more »

Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Sweeeeet!!!
2 January 2007 | by ddukartSee all my reviews

I saw this on TV when I was a kid and thought it was very cool. Recently, I tracked down a copy online (very hard to find), and watched it. Guess what? I still liked it. Although it's a 70s show, it still maintained a good story line, and great acting to keep it alive. It had everything....monsters, demons, boobs, booze, twisting plots, and women in S&M outfits. I ask you, does it get better? Well...I guess it could, but this film was wayyyy ahead of it's time, and reminded me of a Lovecraftian forerunner to the Xfiles.

I can't wait until this gets put onto DVD, so I can add it to my collection.

Great job Gene Roddenberry! You should remake it, bringing it up to date. I believe it was intended to be a series, but never made it past the pilot episode. Too bad.


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