The Seventh Coin (1993)

PG-13 | 91 mins | Drama, Romance, Adventure | 10 September 1993

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HISTORY

According to the 24 May 1993 Var, Hemdale Communications acquired the picture, and planned a limited release beginning 3 Sep 1993. The $6 million film was financed by several private investors, and marked the feature directorial debut of Dror Soref.
       Production notes in AMPAS library files report that the picture was shot on location in Jerusalem, Israel.
       The 31 Aug 1993 HR announced a benefit premiere for Big Sisters of Los Angeles, to be held at the GCC Hollywood Galaxy Cinema.
       The picture screened at several film festivals, and was awarded the “Gold Award” for best picture at the 1993 Philadelphia International Film Festival, and the “Silver Award” for best dramatic feature at the 1993 Houston International Film Festival.
       Actor Nicholas Kallsen is credited in opening credits as “Nick Kallsen.” End credits include the following acknowledgements: “Developed with the assistance of Orbit ’88 - The Preliminary Investment Fund; This motion picture was filmed entirely on location in the State of Israel. The producers wish to thank the following authorities, companies and individuals for their invaluable assistance: Israel Antiquities Authority; Old Acre Development Company, Acre Municipality; East Jerusalem Development Ltd., Jerusalem Municipality; Ministry for the Religion; Mrs. Dava Dissentshik, Tel-Aviv Municipality; Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem; National Parks Authority; The Israeli Police, Jerusalem & Tel-Aviv Districts; Border Patrol, Jerusalem District; Ilana Gur; American Colony Hotel; Ariel Hotel - Jerusalem; Film & Television Services; United Studios of Israel Ltd.; Ziur; Eden Springs Ltd.” Also noted: “Special Thanks to: Lester and Vita Nelson, Kent and Kathy Oliver, Rodica Cohen.” Additional acknowledgements include: “A Very Special Thanks to ... More Less

According to the 24 May 1993 Var, Hemdale Communications acquired the picture, and planned a limited release beginning 3 Sep 1993. The $6 million film was financed by several private investors, and marked the feature directorial debut of Dror Soref.
       Production notes in AMPAS library files report that the picture was shot on location in Jerusalem, Israel.
       The 31 Aug 1993 HR announced a benefit premiere for Big Sisters of Los Angeles, to be held at the GCC Hollywood Galaxy Cinema.
       The picture screened at several film festivals, and was awarded the “Gold Award” for best picture at the 1993 Philadelphia International Film Festival, and the “Silver Award” for best dramatic feature at the 1993 Houston International Film Festival.
       Actor Nicholas Kallsen is credited in opening credits as “Nick Kallsen.” End credits include the following acknowledgements: “Developed with the assistance of Orbit ’88 - The Preliminary Investment Fund; This motion picture was filmed entirely on location in the State of Israel. The producers wish to thank the following authorities, companies and individuals for their invaluable assistance: Israel Antiquities Authority; Old Acre Development Company, Acre Municipality; East Jerusalem Development Ltd., Jerusalem Municipality; Ministry for the Religion; Mrs. Dava Dissentshik, Tel-Aviv Municipality; Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem; National Parks Authority; The Israeli Police, Jerusalem & Tel-Aviv Districts; Border Patrol, Jerusalem District; Ilana Gur; American Colony Hotel; Ariel Hotel - Jerusalem; Film & Television Services; United Studios of Israel Ltd.; Ziur; Eden Springs Ltd.” Also noted: “Special Thanks to: Lester and Vita Nelson, Kent and Kathy Oliver, Rodica Cohen.” Additional acknowledgements include: “A Very Special Thanks to the following individuals and groups, without whose generous support and encouragement, “The Seventh Coin” could not have been made: Shoji Tanaka, Fausto and Rita Bucheli, High Spirits and Yu, Fund 6, Orbit Preliminary Investors, and all of Orbit Partners.” More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
31 Aug 1993.
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Hollywood Reporter
1 Sep 1993
p. 7, 12.
Los Angeles Times
10 Sep 1993
p. 9.
New York Times
10 Sep 1993
p. 5.
Variety
17 May 1993
p. 98.
Variety
24 May 1993.
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Variety
19 Jul 1993
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
An Orbit Entertainment/April Com Ltd. production
A Dror Soref film
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Prod mgr
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
2d unit dir
2d unit prod mgr
PRODUCERS
Prod
Prod
Assoc prod
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
2d cam op
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Best boy elec
Grip
2d unit cam
2d unit focus puller
Still photog
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Asst prod des
FILM EDITORS
Addl ed by
Asst ed
Asst ed
Asst ed
Ed room asst
Ed room asst
Negative cutter
Negative cutter, Superior Film Cutting
Ed equip
Edge coding
SET DECORATORS
Prop master
Prop buyer
Asst prop master
2d asst prop master
Set dresser
Set dresser
Asst set dresser
COSTUMES
Cost des
Ward supv
Ward asst
MUSIC
Mus ed
Addl percussion programming
Mus consultant
Mus consultant
Mus re-rec
SOUND
Sd mixer
Boomman
Supv sd ed
Sd ed
Asst sd ed
Asst sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
Apprentice sd ed
Foley artist
Foley artist
Foley mixer
ADR mixer
Sd transfer supv
Supv re-rec mixer
Re-rec mixer
Stereo consultant
Stereo consultant
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff rigging supv
Titles by
Titles by, Title House, Inc.
Titles by, Title House, Inc.
Titles by, Title House, Inc.
Titles by, Title House, Inc.
Opticals by
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
Asst makeup artist
Hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Loc mgr
Prod coord
Addl casting (Loc)
Extras supv
Scr supv
Action coord
Armourer supv
Armourer
Camp mgr
Camp worker
Camp worker
Camp worker
Camp worker
Water girl
Nurse
Driver
Driver
Transporter driver
Catering
Post prod facilities
Asst to Mr. Segal
Asst to Mr. Soref
Asst to Mr. Nelson
Asst to Mr. O'Toole
Key prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Intern
Intern
Intern
Pub relations
Pub relations, The Brandy Company
Insurance
Legal services
Legal services, Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman
Legal services, Hill, Wynne, Troop & Meisinger
Dirty dupes
Deluxe Labs representative
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col timer
SOURCES
SONGS
"Midnight," written by Misha Segal/BMI & Harriet Schock/ASCAP, published by Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI & More Future Schock Songs/ASCAP
"Calling All Girls," written by Misha Segal/BMI & Harriet Schock/ASCAP & Skip Adams/BMI, published by Pretty Elizabeth Music/BMI & More Future Schock Songs/ASCAP, Blue Dolphin Music/BMI.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 September 1993
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 10 September 1993
Physical Properties:
Sound
Recorded in Ultra Stereo®
Color
Duration(in mins):
91
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Countries:
Israel, United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
31716
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

American teenager Ronnie Segal and her friend, Brenda, arrive in Jerusalem, Israel, on a school trip. Elsewhere in the city, Emil Saber visits his former colleague, Professor Herbert Walker, claiming the professor gave him a fake King Herod coin. Walker pleads his innocence, and mumbles about the horrible deaths suffered by six of the possessors of King Herod’s seven coins. Saber strangles Walker, demanding to know the whereabouts of the seventh coin. Before dying, Walker mutters the name, Fouad Zouabi. Meanwhile, local pickpocket Salim Zouabi steals Ronnie’s camera, but when he returns home and gives it to his starving grandfather, Fouad Zouabi, he finds that the case only contains her passport. American Israeli police officer Lisa tries to prove herself to her uncle, Captain Galil, who gave her the job. Although she has no experience, she secretly investigates the murder of Professor Walker. At Walker’s home, she finds the forged coin left behind by Saber. Elsewhere, Ronnie demands that Salim return her camera case and passport. Ronnie fights him when he refuses, and he compliments her martial skills. She is outraged when he offers to sell her possessions back to her for $100, but she agrees. Meanwhile, Lisa takes the coin to a dealer and learns that seven rare coins were made by King Herod. The shop owner warns that the coins are very dangerous, as six owners of the coins have died. In time, Saber visits Fouad and demands to know where the seventh coin is. While there, Saber sees Ronnie’s passport and assumes Fouad recruited the girl to transport the coin to ... +


American teenager Ronnie Segal and her friend, Brenda, arrive in Jerusalem, Israel, on a school trip. Elsewhere in the city, Emil Saber visits his former colleague, Professor Herbert Walker, claiming the professor gave him a fake King Herod coin. Walker pleads his innocence, and mumbles about the horrible deaths suffered by six of the possessors of King Herod’s seven coins. Saber strangles Walker, demanding to know the whereabouts of the seventh coin. Before dying, Walker mutters the name, Fouad Zouabi. Meanwhile, local pickpocket Salim Zouabi steals Ronnie’s camera, but when he returns home and gives it to his starving grandfather, Fouad Zouabi, he finds that the case only contains her passport. American Israeli police officer Lisa tries to prove herself to her uncle, Captain Galil, who gave her the job. Although she has no experience, she secretly investigates the murder of Professor Walker. At Walker’s home, she finds the forged coin left behind by Saber. Elsewhere, Ronnie demands that Salim return her camera case and passport. Ronnie fights him when he refuses, and he compliments her martial skills. She is outraged when he offers to sell her possessions back to her for $100, but she agrees. Meanwhile, Lisa takes the coin to a dealer and learns that seven rare coins were made by King Herod. The shop owner warns that the coins are very dangerous, as six owners of the coins have died. In time, Saber visits Fouad and demands to know where the seventh coin is. While there, Saber sees Ronnie’s passport and assumes Fouad recruited the girl to transport the coin to America. After Saber’s thugs beat Fouad, he removes the coin from its hiding place in a brick wall and places it in Ronnie’s camera case. Salim returns as Fouad is taken away by ambulance. Through her research, Lisa learns that Professor Walker, Saber, and Fouad were on an archeological dig together many years before when they unearthed the seventh coin. Elsewhere, Ronnie meets Salim in the old city, and they are followed by Saber’s thugs. After a long chase, Ronnie and Salim hide in an underground passageway and become infatuated with each other. Saber bribes a local bartender to tell him where Salim might be hiding. When Ronnie finds the coin in her camera case, Salim realizes it is the valuable coin of legend his grandfather always spoke about. They hide at the home of a butcher and share a passionate kiss. Soon after, Saber tracks them to the butcher shop and holds Salim at gunpoint. Ronnie pretends to throw the coin to Saber, enabling her and Salim to escape into the marketplace, while Saber fires into the crowd. Salim is grazed by a bullet, but they continue running. Meanwhile, Lisa appeals to her uncle, Captain Galil, to pursue Saber for the professor’s murder. Saber chases the teens to the top of a wall and prepares to shoot them. Captain Galil fires from below, and Saber falls to his death. Lisa rushes to Saber’s side, and finds six of the seven King Herod coins lying near his body. Elsewhere, Salim kisses Ronnie, and she returns his grandfather’s coin. Captain Galil promotes Lisa to detective, and Ronnie is reunited with her classmates. Salim wanders off, and although Ronnie is unable to find him, the young lovers think fondly of their shared adventure. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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