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The 'Human' Factor (1975)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  29 April 1977 (West Germany)
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After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible.

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John Kinsdale
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Mike McAllister
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Dr. Lupo
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Edmonds
Rita Tushingham ...
Janice
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CIA Man
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Taylor (as Tom Hunter)
Frank Avianca ...
Kamal
Haydée Politoff ...
Pidgeon
Arthur Franz ...
Gen. Fuller
Fiamma Verges ...
Ann Kinsdale
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Mark Kinsdale (as Danny Houston)
Richard Harrison ...
Jeffrey Kinsdale (as Ricky Harrison)
Hillary Lief ...
Linda Kinsdale
Michael Mandeville ...
Phillips
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After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible.

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Every 24 hours an American family will be killed!...and only the human factor can stop it.

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Trivia

Do not confound this Human Factor with another one, with the very same title, even the french one, made four years later by Otto Preminger. Both last features of those great directors. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when Kinsdale shoots the fleeing terrorist in the back, after his Colt 1911 runs out of ammunition, the slide does lock back, and he continues to pull the trigger with the gun making a clicking sound, as if it is a double action. The 1911 is a single action and will not make that sound. See more »

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Impressioning
21 December 1999 | by (Pearl City, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie, I was only 9 years old. The movies idea, losing one's entire family to terrorists, haunted me for years. George Kennedy's strong portrayl of a father who is obsessed about tracking down the killers of his family, can easily be outdone by newer more daring plots. For it's time though, The Human Factor was 'on the edge of your seat' suspense that left you with a weary, empty feeling when the movie was over. Although dated, I feel it can still create an emotional response for someone who looks for more than special effects in a picture. Too bad it is out of print.


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