The Warning

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  • NR
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.4  (204)

The Warning is a gripping Italian thriller from 1980 that stars Giuliano Gemma, Martin Balsam, and Laura Trotter. The movie is set in New York City and follows the story of a successful businessman named George (played by Gemma), who receives a strange phone call that reveals a dark secret from his past. As the story unfolds, George learns that many years ago, he was involved in a car accident that resulted in the death of a young girl. Although he was not responsible for the accident, he decided to cover it up and keep the truth hidden from everyone, including his wife and children.

Now, many years later, someone has discovered George's secret and is using it to blackmail him. As George struggles to uncover the identity of his blackmailer and put an end to their threats, he begins to unravel mentally and emotionally, as his guilt over the accident and his dishonesty weigh heavily on his conscience.

The tension in The Warning is palpable from start to finish, as the audience is drawn into the mystery surrounding George's past and the identity of the person who is threatening to expose him. As George begins to investigate his own life and those around him, he is thrown into a world of intrigue and danger, where he must navigate through a maze of lies and deceit in order to survive.

Throughout the movie, the performances of the three lead actors are outstanding. Giuliano Gemma delivers a powerful and nuanced performance as George, portraying a man whose life is falling apart as he grapples with the consequences of his past decisions. Martin Balsam is equally impressive as George's father-in-law, a wealthy and powerful businessman who is determined to protect his family's reputation at all costs. Laura Trotter rounds out the cast with a strong turn as George's wife, who is torn between her love for her husband and her growing suspicion that he may be lying to her.

The cinematography in The Warning is also noteworthy, with sweeping shots of New York City's skyline and a carefully crafted atmosphere of foreboding that permeates every frame. The film's score, composed by Ennio Morricone, is haunting and evocative, heightening the tension and emotion of each scene.

Overall, The Warning is a suspenseful and engaging thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. With its complex characters, expertly-crafted atmosphere, and gripping storyline, it is a classic example of the Italian giallo genre, and a must-see for fans of mystery and suspense cinema.

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    1 hr 44 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (204)