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The Liquidator (1965)

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Colonel Mostyn is the chief of a section of the British Security Services when they are embarrassed by the number of spies and defections. The Chief tells him to do something about it so he... See full summary »

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Mostyn
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Sheriek
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Corale
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Chekhov
Derek Nimmo ...
Fly
Jeremy Lloyd ...
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Janice Benedict
Heller Toren ...
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Betty McDowall ...
Frances Anne
Jo Rowbottom ...
Betty
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Colonel Mostyn is the chief of a section of the British Security Services when they are embarrassed by the number of spies and defections. The Chief tells him to do something about it so he hires Boys Oaks as Agent L - The Liquidator, to assassinate people about to cause trouble. Although Boys likes the cars and the girls that his new position attracts he's not any good at it. He's also got a phobia about flying that makes jetting off to exotic places a bit of an embarrassment. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Right between the eyes is where it hits you . . . Boysie Oakes is DEADLIER than the most dangerous spy !


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28 October 1966 (USA)  »

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A felszámoló  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Trevor Howard's spy chief character Mostyn evoked his equivalent character 'M' in the James Bond movie franchise due to Mostyn having the same first 'M' letter in his name. See more »

Goofs

Dialogue refers to "cyanide" and "prussic acid" as separate entities. Prussic acid is hydrogen cyanide. See more »

Quotes

Bodelaire Sheriek: Gregory, shoot him, but for God's sake miss him!
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Referenced in Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

THE LIQUIDATOR
Sung by Shirley Bassey
Music by Lalo Schifrin
Lyrics by Peter Callander
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A funny spoof on the spy genre that was typical of the 1960s.
7 October 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

"The Liquidator" was such an amusing film. I loved the fact that Shirley Bassey sang the theme song a la James Bond. It was great to see a spy whose hormones were far more potent than his efforts with a gun. A particularly funny part occurs when Trevor Howard is rescued by Boysie, as Paris is being liberated. Howard thinks that Boysie is a killing machine when, in fact, he is a hopelessly clumsy young man. Rod Taylor is deliciously sexy in the film and displays his flair for comedy.


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