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The Greek (as Michael da Costa)
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Arthur (as Dave Prowse)
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George
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Padilla
David Graham ...
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David Callan, top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire 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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Whilst making the film, Woodward was also playing five different rôles on stage in Ferenc Molnár's "The Wolf" in the evenings, plus two matinée performances. See more »

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When Callan is trying to slip Hunter's surveillance team he stops to 'give directions' to an old lady in an alleyway. As he do so, a member of the public (an older man with glasses) attempts to walk down the steps towards them but is pulled back out of shot, presumably by a member of the crew. See more »

Quotes

Hunter: Did you rebuke Lonely?
David Callan: [depressed] Yes.
Hunter: Sufficiently?
David Callan: [angry] He thinks so!
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Follows Callan (1967) See more »

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The Girl I Left Behind Me
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Callan pulls himself together for one more assassination
27 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Callan TV series is deservedly admired and loved by its fans, me included. Combine tense no-nonsense plots, crackling dialog and taut performances of men on the edge, and you get highly entertaining results.

Key to it are the central characters. Callan (Edward Woodward) is a government-paid assassin with a conscience. He's perpetually torn but also extremely professional, tough and caught with seemingly no other alternative that matches being an assassin as his calling in life. "Lonely" (Russell Hunter) is the indelibly painted nervous gopher who has bonded to Callan and vice versa, although Callan has to be tough and intimidate Lonely. It's a dominant-submissive relation mostly, but not always, and when Lonely makes his own contributions, it's a joy.

In this episode made into a movie, Callan tangles with hoods, with a cold-blooded and psychopathic co-worker Meres (Peter Egan), and with his boss Hunter (played by Eric Porter). Plus there is his target. Hunter dominates and controls Callan in somewhat the same way that Callan does with Lonely. This spy world is one of invisible psychological strings being constantly pulled. Action punctuates the pulling, but it's the preparations, the before and after of the action that make up most of the fun, not the during.

Some female relief is provided by the beautiful and efficient secretary of Hunter (Catherine Schell), who has a weakness for Callan.

Callan fans will definitely want this feature film.


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