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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
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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
 
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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Final film of veteran director Edward Dmytryk.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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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Fat man's revenge..., 17 September 2003
Author: Mikew3001 (mikew4001@yahoo.de) from Hamburg, Germany

"The Human Factor" is a typical revenge movie in the wake of "Dirty Harry", "Death Wish" and "Straw Dogs" with an American special agent and computer specialist in Italy losing his family by a terrorist's assault at his home and taking bloody revenge.

This British-Italian co-production from 1975 contains many typical subplots of the seventies - conspiracy movies, secret agent films, left-winged political terrorism, high-tech-computers and revenge dramas. George Kennedy plays the hero and does a good job as hard-edged, desperate family father turning to a merciless killer, although he is no Clint Eastwood or Charles Bronson. Especially in a long hunting scene overweight Kennedy seems to be very out of breath...

The scripts lacks a bit of logic sometimes, as the real motivation of the terrorist group is never really explained, but all in all the film keeps the action, thrills and suspense always going and adds some very scary moments and furious action sequences, especially the big showdown in a supermarket. Ennio Morricone's sound tracks puts even more thrills and atmosphere to this dark political thriller that can be seen as a "sleeper" for fans of seventies' hardcore action cinema. Recommended!

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