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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The climactic battle in the film used three different styles of martial arts: karate, ninjitsu and sword fighting. See more
In the freighter graveyard scene, Miller holds a submachine gun identified as an Uzi. In fact, it is an Ingram Mac-10 with a cosmetic attachment to make it appear superficially like an Uzi. Furthermore, when first shown in Miller's hands, the attachment is on upside-down, putting the large front sight assembly on the bottom of the weapon instead of the top. In the next shot, the attachment is correctly oriented. 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 (1928)
Sung light-heartedly by James Caan and Robert Duvall See more