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 <email@example.com>
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In the original teleplay, Callan decides to kill Schneider with a Noguchi Magnum after discovering that Shcneider is running guns for the corporation. In the film, this reference has been deleted. However, there is a scene in which Hunter surprises Callan as he visits the library to research the Noguchi Corporation. Without the Schneider/Noguchi connection, there seems no reason for Callan to be interested in where the gun came from, and it seems possible that this scene is a leftover from an earlier script draft that preserved the original plot twist. See more
The events of the film refer to the attempt on Schneider's life as taking place on Sunday 22nd October, which would date the film to 1972. The tax disc on his car, however, is dated Nov 73. This is also verified by a newsstand reference to Royal Wedding pictures - this was the marriage of Princess Anne
to Captain Mark Phillips, also in November 1973. See more
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