Frantic 1988

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Frantic ★★★ 1988 (R)

While in Paris, an American surgeon's wife is kidnapped when she inadvertantly picks up the wrong suitcase. Her kidnappers want their hidden tresure returned, which forces the husband into the criminal underground and into unexpected heroism when he seeks to rescue her. Contrived ending weakens on the whole, but Polanski is still master of the dark film thriller. 120m/C VHS, DVD . Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, John Mahoney, Emmanuelle Seigner, Jimmie Ray Weeks, Yorgo Voyagis, David Huddleston, Gerard Klein; D: Roman Polanski; W: Roman Polanski, Gerard Brach; C: Witold Sobocinski; M: Ennio Morricone.