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Puppet on a Chain (1971)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  5 November 1971 (Ireland)
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Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in Amsterdam to investigate a heroin smuggling ring. He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do ... See full summary »

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Maggie
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Meegeren
Ania Marson ...
Astrid Lemay
Penny Casdagli ...
Trudi
Peter Hutchins ...
The Assassin
Drewe Henley ...
Jimmy Duclos
Henny Orri ...
Herta (as Henni Orri)
Stewart F. Lane ...
George Lemay (as Stewart Lane)
Mark Malicz ...
Morgenstern
Michael Mellinger ...
Hotel Manager
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Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in Amsterdam to investigate a heroin smuggling ring. He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do much about it. With his incognito female fellow agent the American is soon stirring things up. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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5 November 1971 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Alistair Maclean's Puppet on a Chain  »

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SEK 1,400,299 (Sweden)
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Stewart F Land and Mark Malinz are both dubbed by Robert Rietty. See more »

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Bond Wannabe
23 March 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Wow Paul Sherman is one badass secret agent . Look what he does to that man in the hotel bedroom , he`s someone who takes no prisoners and makes James Bond look like a total wimp . But that`s the problem with PUPPET ON A CHAIN , Sven Bertil Taube is no Sean Connery and lacks the presence needed to convincingly play a ruthless secret agent . I also found it strange that if the story is set in Holland that nearly everyone speaks with either an American or British accent except for Paul Sherman who`s supposed to be American but has a noticable European accent . Still this is a fairly good , though slightly dumb thriller which does feature go go dancers . How many Bond films can claim that ?


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