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Time Out says

Neither Houseman's presence as the criminal mastermind, nor Lucien Ballard's crisp photography can rescue this routine thriller from the implausibilities of script (from a novel by Ross Thomas, writing as Oliver Bleeck) and heavy-handed direction. Bronson seems tired from the start as the ex-crime reporter turned would-be novelist who gets involved in a simple theft that escalates into murder and large-scale robbery. Though the script is larded with post-Watergate cynicism - the caper is the stealing of an American electronics firm's huge bribe to an Arab oil sheik, and all the cops but one are corrupt - the film consistently skirts the issues it raises, however obliquely, preferring instead such time honoured clichés as the cutaway to Bisset looking glamorous/mysterious or Bronson looking muscular/brooding for its resolutions.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:J Lee Thompson
  • Screenwriter:Barry Beckerman
  • Cast:
    • Robert Englund
    • Jeff Goldblum
    • Burr De Benning
    • Elisha Cook
    • Harris Yulin
    • Jacqueline Bisset
    • Charles Bronson
    • Maximilian Schell
    • Harry Guardino
    • John Houseman
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