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The Amityville Horror (27-Jul-1979)

Director: Stuart Rosenberg

Writer: Sandor Stern

From novel: The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Music by: Lalo Schifrin

Producers: Ronald Saland; Elliot Geisinger

Keywords: Horror, Haunted House

Newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz find an absolute bargain of a dream house in Amityville, New York; as they reside in the home, over time they come to believe it inhabited by evil. Based on a true location and at least one factual event: thirteen months prior to the Lutz's moving in, a man murdered his entire family in the house. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. Followed by no fewer than ten sequels or remakes, most of them beneath attention.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Val Avery
Actor
14-Jul-1924 12-Dec-2009 The Anderson Tapes
James Brolin
Actor
18-Jul-1940   Brubaker in Capricorn One
Murray Hamilton
Actor
24-Mar-1923 1-Sep-1986 Jaws
Margot Kidder
Actor
17-Oct-1948   Lois Lane in Superman
John Larch
Actor
4-Oct-1914 16-Oct-2005 Character actor
Meeno Peluce
Actor
26-Feb-1970   Voyagers!
Helen Shaver
Actor
24-Feb-1951   In Praise of Older Women
Rod Steiger
Actor
14-Apr-1925 9-Jul-2002 In The Heat of the Night
Don Stroud
Actor
1-Sep-1943   Capt. Pat Chambers on Mike Hammer
James Tolkan
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Back to the Future

CAST

James Brolin   ...   George Lutz
Margot Kidder   ...   Kathy Lutz
Rod Steiger   ...   Fr. Delaney
Murray Hamilton   ...   Fr. Ryan
Don Stroud   ...   Fr. Bolen
Michael Sacks   ...   Jeff
Val Avery   ...   Sgt. Gionfriddo
Helen Shaver   ...   Carolyn
Irene Dailey   ...   Aunt Helena
Amy Wright   ...   Jackie
Marc Vahanian   ...   Jimmy
Natasha Ryan   ...   Amy
K. C. Martel   ...   Greg
Meeno Peluce   ...   Matt
John Larch   ...   Fr. Nuncio
Elsa Raven   ...   Mrs. Townsend
Ellen Saland   ...   Bride
Eddie Barth   ...   Agucci
Hank Garrett   ...   Bartender
James Tolkan   ...   Coroner
Carmine Foresta   ...   Cop at the House
Peter Maloney   ...   Newspaper Clerk
Charlie Welch   ...   Carpenter
J. R. Miller   ...   Boy
Patty Burtt   ...   Girl
Michael Hawkins   ...   New York State Trooper
Richard Hughes   ...   2nd New York State Trooper
Jim Dukas   ...   Neighbor
Baxter Harris   ...   Cop #2 at the House
Michael Stearns   ...   Policeman
Jack Krupnick   ...   Dead Father

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