Frenzy

Frenzy

"Just an ordinary necktie used with a deadly new twist."
  • R
  • 1972
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • 7.4  (41,428)
  • 92

Widely considered to be Alfred Hitchcock's last truly great feature film before his passing, Frenzy is based on the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern and stars Jon Finch, Alec McCowen and Barry Foster. There is a mad killer in Covent Garden, London's fruit and veg market, raping then strangling his female victims with neckties, and he is Robert Rusk (Foster), a fruit seller. As is typical of most of Hitchcock's films we know the identity of the murderer, and the suspense of Frenzy is to be derived from the struggle of the hapless innocent accused of the crime, in this case, Rusk's friend Richard Blaney (Finch). We find that the guilt has been erroneously shifted to Blaney because Rusk used to patronize Blaney's ex-wife Brenda's dating service until he was blacklisted for roughing up his dates.

Frenzy
Frenzy
Frenzy

Trailer - 37 sec

Description
Widely considered to be Alfred Hitchcock's last truly great feature film before his passing, Frenzy is based on the novel Goodbye Piccadilly, Farewell Leicester Square by Arthur La Bern and stars Jon Finch, Alec McCowen and Barry Foster. There is a mad killer in Covent Garden, London's fruit and veg market, raping then strangling his female victims with neckties, and he is Robert Rusk (Foster), a fruit seller. As is typical of most of Hitchcock's films we know the identity of the murderer, and the suspense of Frenzy is to be derived from the struggle of the hapless innocent accused of the crime, in this case, Rusk's friend Richard Blaney (Finch).

We find that the guilt has been erroneously shifted to Blaney because Rusk used to patronize Blaney's ex-wife Brenda's dating service until he was blacklisted for roughing up his dates.

Frenzy is a 1972 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 56 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4 and a MetaScore of 92.

Frenzy is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Frenzy for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    1972
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 56 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (41,428)
  • Metascore
    92