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29 April 1977 (West Germany) See more »
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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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After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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George Kennedy ... John Kinsdale

John Mills ... Mike McAllister

Raf Vallone ... Dr. Lupo

Barry Sullivan ... Edmonds
Rita Tushingham ... Janice

Shane Rimmer ... Carter, CIA

Thomas Hunter ... Taylor (as Tom Hunter)
Frank Avianca ... Kamal
Haydée Politoff ... Pidgeon
Arthur Franz ... Gen. Fuller
Fiamma Verges ... Ann Kinsdale

Danny Huston ... Mark Kinsdale (as Danny Houston)
Richard Harrison ... Jeffrey Kinsdale (as Ricky Harrison)
Hillary Lief ... Linda Kinsdale
Michael Mandeville ... Phillips
Robert Lowell ... Eddy Fonseca
Jan Englund ... Agnes Fonseca (as Jan Lowell)
Ann Ferguson ... Mrs. Simpson
Lewis Charles ... Mr. Gerardi
Corinne Dunne ... Mrs. Gerardi (as Corinne Kleven Dunne)
Sharon Kellogg ... Alice Gerardi
Eugene Wade ... Rodney Gerardi
West Buchanan ... Aldo
Conchita Airoldi ... Sandra Pallavicini
Jho Jhenkins ... CIA Man (as Joseph Jenkins)
Vincenzo Crocitti ... Lupo's Driver

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Hunter 
Peter Powell 

Produced by
Frank Avianca .... producer
Peter R. Inwards .... associate producer
Terry Lens .... executive producer
Louis Peraino .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
 
Cinematography by
Ousama Rawi 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Strachan 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Mullins 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Giovani Tarni .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Roy Parkinson .... production manager
Mario Pisani .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernando C. Bozzo Monaco .... assistant director
Ray Frift .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Roy Charman .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Giovani Didorto .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Charles Staffell .... process photography
 
Stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Ewens .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Maria Feo .... wardrobe supervisor
Tiny Nicholls .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
 
Other crew
George Davis .... production controller
 

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95 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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 »
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Factual errors: 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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Dirty George, 25 July 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Edward Dmytryk ended his feature directorial career with this rather routine action film which is a little sluggish. The Human Factor was hardly the kind of film that a celebrated director should have gone out on. After all, Dmytryk has such classics as Murder My Sweet, Crossfire, and The Caine Mutiny to his credit.

George Kennedy is our hero/protagonist who has his wife and three children executed by terrorists who made his the first targeted family of an extortion plan to kill an American family every three days if the USA does not pony up some large coin of the realm.

As Kennedy is a computer programmer working and living in Rome he has access to some real intelligence gathering machinery. Colleagues like John Mills and Rita Tushingham help. Kennedy upsets Italian police inspector Raf Vallone with his pro-active approach and doing his own investigation.

The Human Factor is a slow paced film, but it does have a nice action packed climax where Kennedy takes care of business the way Dirty Harry Callahn would. You'll enjoy if you can wait that long.

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