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A further chapter in the decline of a brilliant '60s director, with Frankenheimer here aping the more surefire gangland milieu treats of Siegel and Boorman. Harris, with O'Brien and Dillman as rival bosses, plays a hitman contracted to sort out a gangland war in a coyly futuristic environment of urban decay. Snappily edited chase and crash sequences, shot with Frankenheimer's familiar command of distorting lenses, make for the best moments in a film which looks as if it had been designed by Hugh Hefner, inflatable women and all. Harris goes through his usual long-suffering trauma as the peerless protagonist.

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Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Frankenheimer
Screenwriter: Robert Dillon
Cast: Richard Harris
Edmond O'Brien
Bradford Dillman
Ann Turkel
Chuck Connors
Constance Ford
David Hall
Max Kleven
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