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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Did You Know?
In preparation for the film, Robert Duvall
and James Caan
took lessons in mastering their characters' skills with Duvall taking lessons in using a rifle with infra-red scope and Caan learning to disarm the film's villains with the use of a cane. See more
In the party sequence early in the film, we first see (in long shot) a woman who is seated on a sofa with George Hansen behind her. The woman is wearing a blue dress, the top of which is open in front and her right breast is clearly and fully exposed. In the next shot (from a different angle) we see that her breasts are tucked neatly into the dress. 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
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Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Music by Mabel Wayne (1928)
Sung light-heartedly by James Caan and Robert Duvall See more