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The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975)

When college professor, Peter Proud begins experiencimg flashbacks of an earlier life, he's mysteriously drawn to a place he's never been to, but which seems familiar. He soon finds his ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Max Ehrlich (screenplay by), Max Ehrlich (from his novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sarrazin ... Peter Proud
Jennifer O'Neill ... Ann Curtis
Margot Kidder ... Marcia Curtis
Cornelia Sharpe ... Nora Hayes
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Dr. Samuel Goodman
Stuart Thomas Stuart Thomas ... Jeff Curtis (as Tony Stephano)
Norman Burton ... Dr. Frederick Spear (as Normann Burton)
Anne Ives Anne Ives ... Ellen Curtis
Debralee Scott ... Suzy
Jon Richards Jon Richards ... Newspaper Custodian
Steve Franken ... Dr. Charles Crennis
Fred Stuthman ... Pop Johnson
Lester Fletcher ... Car Salesman
Paul Nevens Paul Nevens ... Room Clerk
Breanna Benjamin Breanna Benjamin ... Miss Hagerson
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Storyline

When college professor, Peter Proud begins experiencimg flashbacks of an earlier life, he's mysteriously drawn to a place he's never been to, but which seems familiar. He soon finds his previous incarnation's wife. This woman, Marcia Curtis, sees in Peter startling characteristics which he shares with her dead husband, Jeff. Even the sound of his voice seems at times to be that of the dead man. Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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Suppose you knew who you had been in your previous life. Where you had lived...whom you had loved and how you had died. What then? See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1975 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La reencarnación de Peter Proud See more »

Filming Locations:

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Margot Kidder is about six months younger than Jennifer O'Neill in real life, yet she played Miss O'Neill's character's mother in this film. See more »

Goofs

When Peter describes his first dream, he tells his girlfriend that "she (Marsha) was hitting me in the (private parts) with a paddle. Initially, the director may have wanted to show the murder as involving an injury of this sort, because when the man in the dream falls back into the water, he is holding his private area. But, it is very clear that when he is in the boat, he is on his stomach. There is no way she could have hit the front of his body. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Curtis: You bore me, you bitch.
Marcia Curtis: Where are you going?
Jeff Curtis: Out. For a swim. I'm gonna wash off your stink.
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OK supernatural thriller
3 March 2004 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

The original novel was a very good (and spooky) tale of a man reincarnated (Michael Sarrazin) and falling in love with his daughter (Jennifer O'Neill) from his previous life. Unfortunately he was killed by his previous wife (Margot Kidder) and she's starting to suspect something...

The movie has a good cast and is well-done but it's slow-moving and seems more interested in showing sex, nudity and violence that giving us a good story. Heck,within the first 5 minutes there's gratuitous female nudity! Kidder masturbates in the tub, O'Neill has a nude love sequence with Sarrazin and there are disturbing shots of a man violently raping his wife. Also there are shots of the guy totally nude walking to a lake. But, then again, I saw it when I was 13...ANY nudity shocked me! I went with my mom, my younger sister and her friend--they all walked out pretty stunned (and embarrassed)...I walked out very interested! To be honest the book was more explicit, but it WAS well-written. The movie just didn't do it justice. Also Sarrazin's acting was pretty bad but O'Neill and Kidder were very good.

All in all it's OK. Avoid the TV version which is so heavily cut it's impossible to follow. It is available on YouTube uncut.


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