The old routine: tough cop, bent colleagues, dope shipment, hired killer...varied by moving the location to Paris and Marseille, by making Quinn a top US Embassy official, and by making his best buddy the contract killer out to get the untouchable 'respected member of society'. Despite the routine situation and the routine casting of Quinn, Caine and Mason (Caine actually perking the film into some semblance of interest), Parrish does manage to infiltrate a little intelligence into the proceedings from time to time. But he can't shift the nagging sense of numbing over-familiarity.
The Marseille Contract
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