Fear Is the Key

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Thrillers

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Time Out says

Slightly obscure plot from Alistair MacLean's novel about a gang of thugs out to hijack a planeload of gold and jewels. The hero's wife, brother and kid are on the plane, which is shot down into the sea. So he (Newman) vengefully sets out to infiltrate his way into the organisation, as salvage expert to retrieve the loot, by means of spectacular car chases and assorted killings. A sexless, insubstantial movie, but it's fast and clean, with a reasonable line in suspense.
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Release details

UK release:

1972

Duration:

108 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Michael Tuchner

Cast:

Ben Kingsley, Dolph Sweet, John Vernon, Suzy Kendall, Barry Newman, Ray McAnally

Music:

Roy Budd

Production Designer:

Maurice Carter, Syd Cain

Editor:

Ray Lovejoy

Cinematography:

Alex Thomson

Screenwriter:

Robert Carrington

Producer:

Jay Kanter, Alan Ladd Jr

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Michael  Grace

This movie is typical of the early seventies. It has one somewhat interesting car chase and a plot that is uninspired. The acting is stiff, the writing is boring and the directing is so/so. If you are a fan of old action movies and can suspend your disbelief well enough you may enjoy this ragged flick.