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>
They Protect Us from the Enemy. But Who Protects Us from Them?
See more »
Did You Know?
The graphic violence in the original cut of the film was cut by Sam Peckinpah
so he could obtain a PG rating for the film, instead of an R. See more
The opening disclaimer mentions an interview with character Lawrence Weyburn that took place on September 31, 1975. There are only 30 days in September, so this is likely an indication that this is not a disclaimer at all. See more
Weyburn will never put you back in harness. No way, Mike. And, uh, if you don't mind, don't drop around the shop, huh? The higher-ups don't like it, and it makes the boys nervous, y'know, clump-clumping around. Doesn't fit in with the Muzak.
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