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Callan (1974)

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 ... See full summary »

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Waterman
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The Greek (as Michael da Costa)
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Liz, Hunter's Secretary
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Dr. Snell
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Arthur (as Dave Prowse)
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George
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Padilla
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Wireless operator
Yuri Borienko ...
Security porter
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Storyline

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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11 April 1975 (Finland)  »

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The Neutralizer  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

David Prowse's voice is dubbed by another actor. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hunter: Did you rebuke Lonely?
David Callan: [depressed] Yes.
Hunter: Sufficiently?
David Callan: [angry] He thinks so!
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Remake of Armchair Theatre: A Magnum for Schneider (1967) See more »

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The Girl I Left Behind Me
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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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