Cinema: The Man Who Knew Too Little FRANTIC

Directed by Roman Polanski Screenplay by Roman Polanski and Gerard Brach

Oh, no. Not again. Not the H word. All right. Be strong. Face up to it. H-i-t- c-h-c-o-c-k-i-a-n. There. That wasn't so bad, was it?

And Frantic isn't so bad either. As a matter of fact, it more nearly matches that critical cliche than most of the other movies on which the term is carelessly slapped. One can easily imagine Old Master Slyboots going for Roman Polanski's basic premise.

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Walker (Harrison Ford and Betty Buckley), innocent, middle-class Americans, arrive jet-lagged and grungy in Paris early one morning, their mood unimproved when the taxi bringing them into the...

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