Mike Locken is one of the principal 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
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
At the end of the movie, after they have left the Suisun Bay Mothball Fleet, they are actually on the west side of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge sailing eastbound. You can see the Southern Pacific Railroad bridge in the back and you can make out the Mothball fleet off in the distance. See more
[looking at fake taxi cab
Well it, uh, blends in all right. What else has it got that makes it so charming?
Gas tank is tucked under the rear seat. Steel plate wrap-around, reinforced bumpers. And it's a fully blown engine.
How come we never used it before?
I just got it, Mike. Some union guy put it all together, bulletproof glass, and then they shot him in bed. I got it from his widow.
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
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Music by Mabel Wayne
Sung by James Caan
and Robert Duvall See more