The Last Embrace [DVD] [1979]

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Special Features

  • On-camera interview with producer Michael Taylor
  • Original theatrical trailer


The Last Embrace
In 1979, Jonathan Demme was still a cutting-edge director and The Last Embrace was his first effort at a completely commercial assignment. Very much in the Hitchcock vein, The Last Embrace is an intense suspense film concerning Harry Hannan (Roy Scheider), a government agent recovering from a catatonic collapse after the murder of his wife. After Harry's recovery, he is back on the job, but he can't figure out whether he is suffering from self-induced paranoia or if his former employers want to kill him. These conflicting feelings are exacerbated when he forms a connection with a nervous graduate student, Ellie Fabian (Janet Margolin), whom he discovers is living in his apartment. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Roy Scheider
    Roy Scheider - Harry Hannan
  • Janet Margolin
    Janet Margolin - Ellie Fabian
  • Christopher Walken
    Christopher Walken - Eckart
  • Sam Levene
    Sam Levene - Sam Urdell
  • John Glover
    John Glover - Richard Peabody

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