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Rosebud (1975)

Renowned producer-director Otto Preminger captures international terrorism in this film about five teenage girls who are kidnapped from a yacht by the P.L.O. Stars Peter O'Toole and Richard Attenborough.


Otto Preminger


Erik Lee Preminger (screenplay), Joan Hemingway (novel) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Larry Martin
Richard Attenborough ... Edward Sloat
Cliff Gorman ... Yafet Hamlekh
Claude Dauphin ... Charles-Andre Fargeau
John V. Lindsay ... Sen. Donnovan
Peter Lawford ... Lord Carter
Raf Vallone ... George Nikolaos
Adrienne Corri ... Lady Carter
Amidou ... Kirkbane
Yosef Shiloach ... Hacam (as Yosef Shiloa)
Brigitte Ariel Brigitte Ariel ... Sabine Fargeau
Isabelle Huppert ... Helene Nikolaos
Lalla Ward ... Margaret Carter
Kim Cattrall ... Joyce Donnovan
Debra Berger ... Gertrude Freyer


In a bold coup, a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaire's five daughters on board. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European television stations. Undercover Agent Martin is hired to hunt the terrorists down. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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During production, Peter O'Toole was hospitalized for a brief period after losing two pints of blood due to internal bleeding. See more »


Larry Martin: You intend to destroy the very people you're going to save.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits consist of a single screen that bears the title, the statement 'an Otto Preminger Film' the copyright by United Artists and an illustration designed by Saul Bass. See more »


References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »


I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Kim Cattrall
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interesting oddity, but neither frothy nor family entertainment,
3 August 2007 | by nycexpatagainSee all my reviews

Spot Cliff Gorman (Cathy Casserole of The Boys in the Band), John V. Lindsey (of the Mayor's office of New York City -- wow, he was handsome!) and Kim Cattrell (Liverpool-born, but who put the sex in Sex and the City) Hint: none of these emblematic New Yorkers are sporting New York accents. Isabel Huppert and Otto Preminger and Peter Lawford are amusingly findable, too. Okay, now you've had the fun that's to be had from this sadly prophetic, but soft-core version of terrorism. Plenty of tiresome speeches about Palestine and "the Jews," and Israel, all of which are far, far past all expiration dates. Oh yes, one other pleasure for those of a certain age is a bit of retro-tourism for the way Europe looked thirty-forty years ago. Enjoy.

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Release Date:

24 March 1975 (USA) See more »

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Rosebud See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsica See more »

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Oting SA See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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