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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 52º 35' 16" N, -0.5º 27' 15 E.
The longitude is completely wrong. As measured from Greenwich it should be given as either -0.5ºW or 0.5ºE, and if using decimals of a degree then the minutes and seconds should be omitted, as 0.5º is 0º 30'.
In any case, instead of being anywhere in the sea near Amsterdam, this location is actually about 12 miles west of Norwich in England.
The latitude is about right, but the longitude should be 3º, which would be about 28 miles off the Dutch coast. See more »
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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