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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 film's signature long boat chase along the canals of Amsterdam prefigured the long boat chase in the James Bond movie Live and Let Die (1973) by two years whilst later Amsterdamned (1988) would also feature a long Amsterdam canal boat chase. See more »
In a stunt shot during a fight on a dockside, as one crook is thrown into the water, one of the recovery diver's bright yellow air tanks is visible just below the water surface. 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
The dark streets and canals of Amsterdam are a perfect setting for
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
"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
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