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Obsession
Michael Courtland's (Cliff Robertson) tenth anniversary celebration ends tragically when his wife (Genevieve Bujold) and child are kidnapped. Though his business partner (John Lithgow) helps make arrangements to pay the ransom, neither wife nor child is recovered, leaving Courtland consumed with guilt over the thought that he botched the deal. Still lonely and grieving ten years later, he goes to Florence - the city where he and his wife first met - and where, under astonishingly similar circumstances, he meets a young woman (Bujold) who is her exact double. Obsessed and desperate to have this new woman for himself, Courtland persuades her to return to the States and marry him, and to fuel his fantasy even further by adopting his late wife's style of hair and clothing. On the eve of their wedding, Courtland discovers his new wife is missing and a ransom note, a duplicate of the one written ten years earlier, pinned to her bed. Determined not to fail this time, he delivers the money as demanded. However, upon discovering that the young woman is part of a scheme she concocted with his business partner, Courtland is outraged. And after killing his partner, gun in hand, he rushes to the airport where he confronts the young woman... and reaches a startling conclusion.
Suspense
99 min
1976
PG
Sony Pictures
English
VUDU Community
3.6
TOMATOMETER
79%
Cast & Crew
 
Brian De Palma
Brian De Palma
Director
Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
Michael Courtland
Genevieve Bujold
Genevieve Bujold
Sandra Portinari
John Lithgow
John Lithgow
Robert La Salle
Sylvia "Kuumba" Williams
Sylvia "Kuumba" Williams
Maid
Wanda Blackman
Wanda Blackman
Amy Courtland
Andre Esterhazy
Andre Esterhazy
D'Annunzio
Stocker Fontelieu
Stocker Fontelieu
Dr. Ellman
Tom Felleghy
Tom Felleghy
Italian Businessman
Don Hood
Don Hood
Ferguson
J. Patrick McNamara
J. Patrick McNamara
3rd Kidnaper
Harry N. Blum
Harry N. Blum
Producer
Robert Bremson
Robert Bremson
Producer
George Litto
George Litto
Producer
Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
Screenwriter