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Nobody Runs Forever (1968)

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Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Sir James Quentin
Sheila Quentin
Lisa Pretorius
Maria Cholon
Lee Montague ...
Edric Connor ...
Pham Chimh
Russell Napier ...
Ken Wayne ...
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Ambassador Townsend


Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them. Written by John Vogel <>

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In A Moment He Could Be Dead! - and the only man who could save him was going to arrest him for murder!


Action | Drama | Thriller


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19 September 1968 (Denmark)  »

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The High Commissioner  »

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One of two pictures that actors Christopher Plummer and Lilli Palmer starred in that were released in 1968. The other film was Oedipus the King (1968) where they played Oedipus and Jocasta respectively. See more »


Referenced in Rod Taylor: Return to Oz (2005) See more »

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Quite enjoyable, though nothing brilliant
10 September 2001 | by (Melbourne) – See all my reviews

One can't help but think that at some times the story is a little stretched. A high percentage of Taylor's dialogue is un-needed, which isn't to say he doesn't perform well.

Taylor plays an outback police-sergeant sent by the Premier of New South Wales to place an indictment on the Australian Ambassador in London and bring him safely to custody. However, his arrival in London coincides the same time as the ambassador (chris plummer) seems to be making a breakthrough in middle-eastern diplomacy. Taylor is persuaded by Plummber to wait until the summit is completely before talking him back. However, predictably there are certain foreign powers at play who would not want to see the summit reach any peaceful negotiations. And so the ambassadors life is at risk. Of course, Taylor is there to make sure that he is brough safely back to Australia - to stand trial and face the allegations which even he begins to find a bit suspect.

Yeah, rent it watch it on tv. It's enjoyable. Nothing brilliant. The end is particularly reminiscent of Sabotage, when you think of it.

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