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
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Pain is Only a Side Effect, Death is the Cure
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was assigned to direct this film by Mike Medavoy
, the head of United Artists at the time. Medavoy believed in Peckinpah's abilities but knew that it was virtually impossible for Peckinpah to get a job with any of the studios, as he had alienated virtually everyone in Hollywood by that time. When this project came along Medavoy knew it was perfect for Peckinpah and gave it to him, but under the conditions that he worked under Medavoy's strict supervision. Peckinpah agreed. 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
My father was a minister. That's what he wanted me to be.
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