Family Plot (1976)
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Let’s go back to 1976 for an in between Rocky movies for Sylvester Stallone
This was Alfred Hitchcock’s final film. The movie is based on Victor Canning’s novel The Rainbird Pattern, which Ernest Lehman adapted for the screen.
The film stars Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris and William Devane;
The story involves two couples: one a “fake” psychic and her cab-driving boyfriend, the other a pair of professional thieves and kidnappers.
Their lives come into conflict because of a search for a missing heir. The film’s title is a pun: “family plot” can refer to an area in a cemetery that has been bought by one family for the burial of its various relatives; in this case it also means a dramatic plot line involving various family members
The movie was budgeted at 4.5 million dollars and brought in a little over 13 million dollars.
Source: Sal Amato