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South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

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Capt. Herrick, Security Branch
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Mohammed the Fence
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Lighting Louis / Espinosa
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South African secret agents attempt to save confidential microfilm before it falls into the hands of Communists.

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What good is a million dollars when you're the target for every spy... cop... and killer in Cape Town!

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19 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Escape Route Cape Town  »

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This film is a remake of the 1953 thriller Pickup on South Street (1953). See more »

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Candy: [referring to Skip McCoy] He's been fighting something inside him. Something decent, trying to crawl out.
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Rare opportunity to see Cape Town circa 1967, also has James Brolin and Jacky Bisset
3 November 2000 | by (Indianapolis, IN) – See all my reviews

The best part of this film is the opportunity to visit Cape Town, South Africa during the height of Apartheid. As a low-budget, spy thriller, it is shot in as many unmodified local settings as possible. Street shots are right in the heart of the downtown and there are harbor shots and scenes from within the Police Headquarters. The photos on the wall give away the time frame as well.

Claire Trevor is the only actor credited in some Film Compendia and I wonder if both Brolin and Bisset paid not to be listed!

Brolin plays a hard-boiled petty thief and "Jacky" Bisset plays a runner for the spy ring. Claire Trevor plays Sam, the connecting character to the world of petty crime and espionage.


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