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Callan (1974)

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David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retired because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eric Porter ...
Hunter
Carl Möhner ...
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Jenny
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Russell Hunter ...
Kenneth Griffith ...
Michael Da Costa ...
The Greek (as Michael da Costa)
Veronica Lang ...
Liz, Hunter's Secretary
Clifford Rose ...
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Arthur (as Dave Prowse)
Don Henderson ...
George
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Padilla
David Graham ...
Wireless operator
Yuri Borienko ...
Security porter
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David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retired because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a German businessman. His former boss promises Callan that he'll be returned to active status if he follows orders, but as always Callan refuses to act until he knows why Schneider has been marked for death. This film is a remake of the same story presented in "A Magnum for Schneider." Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Callan... doesn't make friends - and all his enemies are dead! See more »

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1974 (UK)  »

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The Neutralizer  »

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Trivia

The possibility of a film version had been raised within a month of the teleplay's original transmission in February 1967, possibly as a German production. See more »

Goofs

As Callan opens Schneider's wall-safe, the action jiggles the picture hanging above it, which it clearly would not if the wall were real. See more »

Quotes

Lonely: You hit Arthur?
David Callan: I hit him... and he died of it.
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Connections

Remake of Armchair Theatre: A Magnum for Schneider (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Cry of Freedom
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Traditional
Arranged by Marcus Dods
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very good
23 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought the film was very good. I like others at first approached the film with a jaundiced view, specifically the totally different effect of the music. However once viewed several times ones' view changes and accepts the film / music / different "Hunter" etc. afresh. No one else could play Callan other than Edward Woodward, the effect of Eric Porter as the new "Hunter" also becomes part of the whole fabric. I have seen the film many times now and to change anything or to try to align it with the way Callan was presented for TV would be detrimental.Enjoy it as it stands without prejudice. One weak spot, the scene where Callan is located with Lonely in a pub by one of Mears' henchmen; you could never jam a kiosk door with a piece of folded up card!


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