Rosebud (1975, USA) C-126m. SCOPE * D: Otto Preminger. Starring Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, Cliff Gorman, Claude Dauphin, John V. Lindsay, Peter Lawford, Raf Vallone, Adrienne Corri, Isabelle Huppert, Kim Catrall, Klaus Löwitsch. Five young American girls vacationing in Europe are taken hostage by Arab terrorists and its O'Toole's job to find and free them. Any message is drowned out in talk, a political bore, one of the big mistakes of big directors. O'Toole ridicules his role, others look prperly embarassed. Of note only for interesting cast and synthesizer score (by Laurent Petitgirard). Based on a novel by Paul Bonnecarrere and Joan Hemingway.

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