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The MacKintosh Man (1973)

PG  |   |  Thriller  |  25 July 1973 (USA)
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.

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Rearden
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Mrs. Smith
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Sir George Wheeler
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Mackintosh
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Slade
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Brown
Nigel Patrick ...
Soames-Trevelyan
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Brunskill
Roland Culver ...
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Taafe
Robert Lang ...
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Gerda
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Buster
Hugh Manning ...
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Wolfe Morris ...
Malta Police Commissioner
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Storyline

Joseph Rearden takes the fall for a robbery and winds up in the Scrubs. From there he escapes in the company of a convicted spy and is taken to a remote manor at an unknown location where he is kept isolated. He overpowers his guard and flees, but nothing is quite what it seems in this drama of intrigue as Rearden pursues his quarry from Ireland to Malta. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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traitor | diamonds | spy | malta | ireland | See All (105) »

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Only Mackintosh can save them now - And Mackintosh is dead!

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Thriller

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25 July 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek MacKintosha  »

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Trivia

Identifiably American actor Paul Newman plays a secret agent who is British. See more »

Goofs

When the small plane lands at the airfield, it makes a tire squeal characteristic of landing on tarmac, but it's a grass runway. See more »

Quotes

Sir George Wheeler: Our deaths would mean little or nothing to anyone, anywhere - only to ourselves.
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Referenced in John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (1988) See more »

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Somewhat disappointing
22 January 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

While never actively bad, this thriller just isn't exceptional. The first half isn't bad (we keep wondering why Newman is doing these things, and we wonder where he's going and what's going to happen), though it somehow lacks "oomph" to everything. In the second half, it starts to get dull. You won't be clear on everything in the end, and the climax came off more as a whimper than a bang. Nowhere near the worst movie in the world, but you can give it a miss despite Huston directing and Newman starring. This didn't do very well at the box office when it first came out, and it's easy to see why.


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