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The MacKintosh Man (1973)

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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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 ...
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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 (104) »

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Only Mackintosh can save them now - And Mackintosh is dead! See more »

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26 October 1973 (Italy)  »

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El emisario de Mackintosh  »

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The lines that Slade quotes, "Sleep after Toil, Port after stormy Seas, Ease after War, Death after Life, does greatly please", come from the poem, 'Faerie Queene' Book I: Canto IX by 'Edmund Spenser'. See more »

Goofs

The front view of Mercedes shows no sign of previous damage from head-on collision with dry stone dyke. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Smith: [speaking of the gravely injured Mackintosh] There is a letter. He always writes one. It's to be given to the Prime Minister in case of his death.
Joseph Rearden: Well, who's got it?
Mrs. Smith: His solicitor.
Joseph Rearden: Well, get it! Tell him it's an emergency!
Mrs. Smith: An act of Parliament couldn't open that envelope before he dies.
Joseph Rearden: Fly to London. Smother Mackintosh with his pillow.
Mrs. Smith: No, I wouldn't do that. He's my father.
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Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) See more »

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24 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I suppose compared to what passes for entertainment today, a"thriller" would require substantial buckets of gore, gratutious sex, and a sound level that rivals your average city airport. This movie does require you to pay attention and use your brain for a while. I found it held my attention right to the climax. And I don't agree with the Maltin summary at all. I havn't seen this before. This is not a boring movie.


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