Rosebud

  • 1975
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Thriller

Otto Preminger hired his son (by Gypsy Rose Lee) to adapt the novel upon which this boring film is based. Shot in France, Corsica, Israel, and Germany, it's a dull thriller about PLO terrorists who kidnap some wealthy young women (Cattrall, Ariel, Huppert, Ward, and Berger) from the yacht upon which they are vacationing. O'Toole (who replaced Robert Mitchum)...read more

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Otto Preminger hired his son (by Gypsy Rose Lee) to adapt the novel upon which this boring film is based. Shot in France, Corsica, Israel, and Germany, it's a dull thriller about PLO terrorists who kidnap some wealthy young women (Cattrall, Ariel, Huppert, Ward, and Berger) from the yacht

upon which they are vacationing. O'Toole (who replaced Robert Mitchum) works at Newsweek, but that's only a cover job, as he is a CIA agent. Attenborough does a cameo as a fanatic devoted to the Arabs, Gorman is inept as the Israeli secret-agent liaison, and former New York mayor John Lindsay

proves he should have stayed in politics. The picture darts back and forth from the plight of the women to the anguish of their fathers (Lindsay, Vallone, Lawford, Verner, and Dauphin), the various attempts to save them, and whatever else the Premingers can conjure up. What seems like an exciting

idea bogs down in verbiage where action should have been used. The title has nothing to do with Charles Foster Kane's sled; rather, it is the name of the yacht. The epilog is an unnecessary wrap to an unnecessary movie. The troubles in the Middle East have never been so yawnable.

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  • Released: 1975
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Otto Preminger hired his son (by Gypsy Rose Lee) to adapt the novel upon which this boring film is based. Shot in France, Corsica, Israel, and Germany, it's a dull thriller about PLO terrorists who kidnap some wealthy young women (Cattrall, Ariel, Huppert,… (more)

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