Lakewood Public Cinema: Alfred Hitchcock: Family Plot (1976)
Family Plot (1976) (120 minutes)
Fake psychic Blanche Tyler (Barbara Harris) and her boyfriend George Lumley (Bruce Dern) are offered $10,000 to locate the nephew of wealthy dowager Julia Rainbird (Cathleen Nesbitt). The nephew (William Devane) turns out to be a master criminal; he and his partner in crime (Karen Black) make their living by kidnapping the rich and ransoming them for precious gems. In his final film, Hitchcock sets the two couples on a suspenseful (and comical) collision course. Terry Meehan presents a new series, Alfred Hitchcock: Capping a Career- introducing each film with an original video followed by audience reaction and a lively discussion.