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Checkpoint (1956)

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Stanley Baker's character is sent to steal the plans from another company of their racing car designs, to ensure his employers win the competition. However when opening a safe containing ... See full summary »

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Anthony Steel ...
Bill Fraser
Odile Versois ...
Francesca
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O'Donovan
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Warren Ingram
Maurice Denham ...
Ted Thornhill
Michael Medwin ...
Ginger
Paul Muller ...
Petersen
Lee Patterson ...
Anne Heywood ...
Gabriela
Anthony Oliver ...
Michael
Philip Gilbert ...
Eddie
MacDonald Hobley ...
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Robert Rietty ...
Frontier Guard
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Night Watchman
Dino Galvani ...
Hotel Hall Porter
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Stanley Baker's character is sent to steal the plans from another company of their racing car designs, to ensure his employers win the competition. However when opening a safe containing the plans, he triggers an alarm leading to a gun battle where he kills a number of people. James Robertson Justice alarmed by the scandal surrounding the killings orders his agent be killed surreptitiously to hide his involvement with the plot. Written by sarah keynes

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16 January 1957 (Denmark)  »

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Straße des Todes  »

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Music by Roch-Albert (pseudonym of Louis Antoine Jullien)
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Enjoyable and fast paced thriller
2 June 2006 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

I taped Checkpoint when Channel 4 screened it one afternoon earlier this year (2006) and quite enjoyed it.

A man, O'Donovan breaks into a car factory to steal some plans for new models of racing cars to ensure his company wins the forthcoming race. But things go wrong and gets spotted resulting in him killing a security guard and several coppers who were sent to see what was going on at the factory after an alarm was triggered. The factory then catches fire. Later, O'Donovan enters the race himself and threatens his driver with a gun and both end up in a cliff hanging position, literally...

This movie contains some great Italian scenery and nice to see some classic cars too.

A great cast: Stanley Baker (Zulu) as O'Donovan, James Robertson Justice (Mobey Dick, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Anthony Steel, Maurice Denham, Odile Versois, Michael Medwin and Anne Heywood.

Watch out for Checkpoint in TV listings, doesn't seem to have been released on video or DVD anywhere. A treat.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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