Synopsis: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland's life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.
Director(s): Brian De Palma
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
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98 min

What would you do?

Something the lab has developed.

Something the lab has developed.

We go through the drop

as instructed.

False money

and a small radio transmitter...

in a locked briefcase.

We track the pickup man

by radio truck.

He leads us to the hostages.


At no point will the lives

of your wife and daughter be in danger.

Just leave it to us.

Give me an estimation.

I got it, I got it!

You oughta be happy, little girl.

Your daddy come through with the money.

Everything's gonna be all right.

Mommy, Mommy!

Daddy brought the money!

What the hell is that?


Son of a bitch!

Look at this. This is what

your old man thinks you're worth!

- Nothin'!

- Mommy!

This is Detective Brie.

This is Detective Brie

of the New Orleans police force.

The house is surrounded.

Come out with your hands raised

and you will not be harmed.

- What do we do?

- Be calm. Get the knife.

Don't panic.

Cut those ropes

and let's get outta here.

Break that window open.

Mommy! Mommy!

Don't shoot unless you

want the kid to get it!

Hold your fire. Hold your fire.

Peterson, this is Brie.

We're on the Broussard Road

approaching the bridge.

Are your roadblocks in place?

All set on your side, Inspector.

I'm helping an oil truck

off the road over here.

Get it out of there!

We're on the bridge now!

The wife and daughter of New Orleans

businessman Michael Courtland...

were killed yesterday...

when a kidnap-rescue effort

sadly backfired.

Over here is Inspector August Brie,

who's in charge of this case.

Inspector, can you tell us

exactly what happened here?

I'm sorry.

I can't divulge any information

at this time.

It's just been too tragic,

that's all.

The police did all they could.

The search for the bodies

remains fruitless...

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Brian De Palma

Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in genres such as suspense, psychological thriller, and crime drama. His prominent films include mainstream box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1973), Blow Out (1981), Body Double (1984), Carlito's Way (1993), Femme Fatale (2002) and Redacted (2007).De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the New Hollywood generation of film directors. His directing style often makes use of quotations from other films or cinematic styles, and bears the influence of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard. His films have frequently garnered controversy for their violence and sexual content, but have also been championed by prominent critics such as Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael. more…

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