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Manhattan Baby (1982)

Unrated | | Horror | 27 July 1984 (USA)
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An archaeologist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidentally releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed entity and, upon arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin.

Director:

Lucio Fulci

Writers:

Elisa Briganti (screenplay) (as Elisa Livia Briganti), Elisa Briganti (story) (as Elisa Livia Briganti) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Christopher Connelly ... Professor George Hacker
Laura Lenzi ... Emily Hacker (as Martha Taylor)
Brigitta Boccoli ... Susie Hacker
Giovanni Frezza ... Tommy Hacker
Cinzia de Ponti ... Jamie Lee
Cosimo Cinieri ... Adrian Mercato (as Laurence Welles)
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Optician
Carlo De Mejo ... Luke
Enzo Marino Bellanich Enzo Marino Bellanich ... Wiler (as Vincenzo Bellanich)
Mario Moretti Mario Moretti ... Tennant
Lucio Fulci ... Dr. Forrester
Tonino Pulci ... Orderly (as Antonie Pulci)
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Storyline

Archaelogists open egyptian tomb and release evil spirit. Daughter of one of the professors gets possessed by freed enity and the gorey murders begin. Written by Humberto Amador

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Little Susie is very young, very pretty, and very very evil! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

27 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eye of the Evil Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fulvia Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Telecolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the character Adrian Marcato is borrowed from Rosemary's Baby (1968). See more »

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On the end of the movie, when Adrian Mercato is attacked by the birds, a thread is visible, holding one of the birds. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Anchor Bay release under the original title "Manhattan Baby" is the complete, uncut version, containing all the gore and violence. See more »

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It's not his best, but plenty to enjoy
22 October 2017 | by BandSAboutMoviesSee all my reviews

Reviews call this film one of Fulci's worst films, using phrases like "an impenetrable mess" and "uninspired." Even the liner notes on the Anchor Bay release say that the film "doesn't add up." Woah boy — that would put off anyone else. But me? I'm excited to dig in. Get it? Dig in.

Susie Hacker is in Egypt with her archaeologist father, George (Christopher Connelly, The Norseman, 1990: The Bronx Warriors, the Payton Place TV series), and journalist mother, Emily (Martha Taylor, better known as Laura Lenzi, who was in The Adventures of Hercules II) when a blind woman gives her an amulet. Just as she takes it, her father is blinded while he enters a previously unexplored tomb (but not before he shoots the snake).

They return to New York City, where we meet Susie's younger brother, Tommy (Giovanni Frezza, Bob from House by the Cemetery), who didn't go on the trip, and au pair Jamie Lee (boy, naming a babysitter Jamie Lee is in no way a coincidence, right? She's played by Cinzia de Ponti from New York Ripper). Susie and Tommy have somehow gained supernatural powers from the amulet (Susie could speak telepathically to her mother before she left Egypt). And laser beams blast George's eyes, giving him back his vision.

Check out this brother and sister interaction, Tommy's introduction to the film. Also, if you're wondering why a little boy is dubbed with the voice of a small girl, then you've never watched a Fulci film before.

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