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Peter Powell (original screenplay) &
Thomas Hunter (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
29 April 1977 (West Germany) See more »
Every 24 hours an American family will be killed!...and only the human factor can stop it.
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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George Kennedy ... John Kinsdale

John Mills ... Mike McAllister

Raf Vallone ... Dr. Lupo

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

Shane Rimmer ... CIA Man

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 Two
Vincenzo Crocitti ... Lupo's Driver

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
Writing credits
Peter Powell (original screenplay) &
Thomas Hunter (original screenplay)

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
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
Color (Technicolor)
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Final film of veteran director Edward Dmytryk.See more »
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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013)See more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Really hit home while working overseas!, 6 June 2007
Author: philip-evans from United States

I generally don't care for revenge films but this was a rare exception! I did not see it when it was first released, but a few years later while I was working as an American ex-patriot in Saudi Arabia. My family and children were with me in Saudi, and we lived on the local economy, as George Kennedy did in the movie. This movie really hit home with me and a lot of other ex-pats that were overseas at the time! It showed how vulnerable we really were living in a foreign country where we were quite often resented for even being there!

I've always been a George Kennedy fan, even though he's probably not the greatest actor of all time. He's a very likable and believable actor that consistently does a good job! I give him and this film both of my thumbs up!

I highly recommend this film to anyone that is even thinking about taking a job in a foreign country!

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