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Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga when things seemed to have quietened down. But when the insurance investigator from the claim also turns up Rex starts a game of cat-and-mouse. Written by
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Entertaining Carol Reed film in beautiful Spanish landscapes.
"Rex and Stella Black" (Laurence Harvey and Lee Remick) are launching a scheme to defraud 50,000 pounds to an insurance company. "Rex" fakes his death in a plane crash, changes appearance, and using a stolen passport, flies to Spain, where he meets Stella. The personality of "Rex" begins to change, a situation exacerbated by the arrival of "Stephen" (Alan Bates), a young insurance investigator who gets nervous. "Stella", scared, tries to seduce him to remove the danger, but "Rex", convinced that "Stephen" has discovered the fraud, attempts to remove him.
We can say that "The Running Man" is not among the best films of director Carol Reed, but if it has that touch of quality that guarantees at least good entertainment and a good time. The cast features Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick and Alan Bates, this acts as the heavy agent of the insurance company. It has an entertaining story and good management scenarios filmed in Spanish, where we can see some extraordinary landscapes and some beautiful places of southern Spain.
Among the supporting cast we see high quality Spanish players like Fernando Rey and Juanjo Menéndez.
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