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The MacKintosh Man (1973)

 -  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
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Soames-Trevelyan
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Brunskill
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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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PG | See all certifications »
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25 July 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek MacKintosha  »

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Trivia

Walter Hill got sole credit for the screenplay but later claimed that he had only written the first half of the film. Other people known to have worked on the script at various points include the playwright William Fairchild, the novelist Gerald Hanley, the historian Alan Moorehead and Huston's long-time collaborator and assistant Gladys Hill, as well as Huston himself. According to Huston's autobiography, the script was still being written in the last days of filming; in that book, he felt the need to "apologise" for the film. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the side window of the truck when Rearden drives off to meet the airplane at the airfield. See more »

Quotes

Sir George Wheeler: Our deaths would mean little or nothing to anyone, anywhere - only to ourselves.
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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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