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Satan's Triangle (1975)

A US coast guard finds only a woman still alive aboard a shipwreck. She tells her rescuer what happened and soon, they find themselves trapped in a mysterious part of the ocean known as Satan's Triangle.

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Sutton Roley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kim Novak ... Eva
Doug McClure ... Lt. J. Haig
Alejandro Rey ... Father Peter Martin
Ed Lauter ... Strickland
Jim Davis ... Hal Bancroft
Michael Conrad ... Lt. Cmdr. Pagnolini
Titos Vandis ... Salao
Zitto Kazann ... Juano
Peter Bourne Peter Bourne ... Swedish Captain
Hank Stohl Hank Stohl ... Coast Guard Capt. Dunnock
Tom Dever ... Miami Rescue Radio Officer
Trent Dolan Trent Dolan ... Miami Rescue Lieutenant
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Storyline

An American coast guard pilot and his partner, Haig (Doug McClure) answer an SOS, and arrive at a derelict ship. When Haig boards the ship, he finds 3 dead bodies and 1 survivor; Eva (Kim Novak), cowering in the cabin. When the pilot tries to lift Haig and Eva of the boat, the line breaks, plunging them both into the ocean. After they swim back to the boat, the pilot tells Haig he must return to base because he's running low on fuel. Eva and Haig make the best they can, having to spend the night on the boat, during which time she tells the story of the storm and why this party odd the ocean really is Steve Triangle Written by Thomas Veil

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A Terrifying Adventure in the Deadly Bermuda Triangle!

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Trivia

The priest looks like Father Karras from 'The Exorcist'. Titos Vandis who plays Salao in this movie also played Father Karras's uncle in 'The Exorcist'. See more »

Goofs

The SOS sent by the Requoit is wrong. It's depicted as one dash followed by three dots. An SOS is actually three dots, three dashes, and three dots. See more »

Crazy Credits

The closing credits differ from the film as originally shown on ABC. The current version has the credits sped up (as is common in TV cuts), with the music fading out and the antagonist's laugh coming at the end.

In the original cut, the antagonist laughs first, then the credits roll at normal speed, and the music is different, being similar to that played over the Executive Producer credits at the beginning of the film, orchestrated differently and rising to a crescendo at the end. See more »

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Fantastic ending
1 November 2019 | by bensonmum2See all my reviews

I'm finding Satan's Triangle a difficult one to summarize without giving too much away. The story involves a botched rescue attempt on a yacht in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. The sole survivor, Eva (Kim Novak), spends the night relaying the mystery and horror of what happened to her fellow passengers to Coast Guardsman Lt Haig (Doug McClure). Haig believes he has a rational explanation for everything, but is he right or are there evil forces at work?

Man, do I ever love these 70s made-for-TV movies! Satan's Triangle might not be the best of the bunch, but it's a good one. It's one of those movies, though, that you have to stick with. The middle part can get a bit dry. I was half-tempted to turn it off, but decided to stick it out. And what a good choice that was! The payoff at the end is fantastic. The twist in the final few minutes completely caught me off guard and made the whole thing a memorable and rewarding experience. It's a haunting, surprising, and amazing finale that sticks with you long after you've finished watching.

Even though I've described much of Satan's Triangle as "dry", Kim Novak really does a good job in these scenes with what she has to work with. Her somber recollections are chilling. When she says, "there's no way off this damn boat", you believe her. It's just so delightfully creepy. I also very much enjoyed Alehandro Rey as the priest in Eva's story. Rey's acting range throughout the film is impressive.

6/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il triangolo di Satana See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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