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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
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The co-ordinates in the notebook are written as 52° . 35' . 16".1 N / -0.5° . 27' . 19".5 E. This is badly formatted, even allowing for the European use of period and comma being the opposite way round to UK and US convention (ie they use a comma as a decimal point and a period as a field separator). Also the minus sign in conjunction with "E" is redundant: a negative coordinate implies west (longitude) or south (latitude) of Greenwich, in which case compass directions such as N (north) and E (east) are not used. However if these errors are ignored and the coordinates are interpreted as 52º 35' 16.1" N, 0.5º 27' 19.5" E, they point to a location in the Markermeer, east of Amsterdam and north of Lelystad - roughly where Paul Sherman draws a cross on the map. See more »
Paul, what are you thinking?
I was thinking about my ex-wife, as a matter of fact.
What was she like?
Very affectionate... with other men. My fault - I was never there.
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Based on the famous novel by Alistair McLean, "Puppet on a String" brings secret agent Paul Sherman, played by Swedish actor and singer Sven-Bertil Taube, to the Dutch metropolis of Amsterdam. It's his turn to hunt a drug-smuggling gang and a corrupt policeman, and it takes some victims and actions until he faces the main villain on a dark harbor site in a last fatal fight.
The dark streets and canals of Amsterdam are a perfect setting for this seventies' thriller, and the action and suspense work pretty well. There is an incredibly breath-taking motor boat chase through the canals which looks takes the car chasing action of "Bullitt", "Vanishing Point" and "French Connection" a bit further and has been copied by Dick Maas in his Dutch 1987 psycho thriller "Amsterdamned". There are some really scary and psychedelic scenes in the movie, and Piero Piccionis great sound track adds much weight to the picture (and has been reissued two years ago on CD). A great forgotten action movie!
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