Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend. Written by
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Pain is Only a Side Effect, Death is the Cure
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Did You Know?
The building blown up in the opening sequence in the film was in fact an old San Francisco Fire Department building that was scheduled for demolition. Sam Peckinpah
filmed the implosion from the upper floor windows of the Hyatt-Regency Hotel, which was directly across the street. See more
When Burt Young's taxi hits another car, the hood flies totally open making it impossible to drive. With the next shot it has been moved down again. See more
I just wanna get closer to George.
(laughs) So you find him and you zap him. Will that change Weyburn's mind? Will that give you back your knee and your elbow?
No, no, but, uh, wherever they are I know they'll be a lot happier.
This film is a work of fiction. There is no company called Communications Integrity NOR ComTeg and the thought the C.I.A. might employ such an organization for any purpose is, of course, preposterous. See more
Referenced in Dear Phone
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Music by Mabel Wayne (1928)
Sung light-heartedly by James Caan and Robert Duvall See more