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The Diamond Mercenaries (1976)

Killer Force (original title)
A five-man team of professionals undertake a daring robbery at a diamond mine.

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Mike Bradley
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John Lewis
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Major Chilton
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Clare Chambers
Ian Yule ...
Edward Woods
Michael Mayer ...
Paul Adams
Victor Melleney ...
Ian Nelson
Richard Loring ...
Roberts
Stuart Brown ...
Chambers
Marina Christelis ...
Danielle
Frank Shelley ...
Pop Keller
Peter van Dissel ...
Rick (as Peter van Dissell)
Cocky Tlhotlhalemaje ...
Franklyn
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Head of company security, Harry Webb, fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at their major mining complex deep in the desert. He quickly manages to become very unpopular, particularly with Claire Chambers, a celebrated cover girl, daughter of the mine administrator. She is visiting the man she loves, Mike Bradley, who is responsible for security at the mine. Nelson, the mine administrator, gives Bradley a curious mission - to steal a diamond. He wants to implicate Bradley in order to bring him into contact with a certain Lewis who is preparing to rob the mine with the aid of a group of mercanaries and a local accessory known as Father Christmas. Webb, not being informed of the deceit, relentlessly pursues Bradley, who is contacted by Lewis. With the mercanaries in the process of penetrating the mine. Bradley reveals himself to be Father Christmas, the organiser of the entire operation. With Webb in pursuit, Bradley flees into the desert with the only other survivors - ... Written by Leigh Thomas

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They were professionals who killed for hire. But the man who hunted them killed for pleasure!

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released this film as Killer Force on DVD in 2013 as part of the 12 Action Adventure Movies 3-Disc set. It's the first release since the VHS era. See more »

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Sole coherence in this film is that the end is as ridiculous as the rest of it .
2 August 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

I would have expected something much better from Val Guest , to put it other way I would have never expected such a senseless film from someone who during the 50's managed to direct "Hell is a city" ( with the great Stanley Baker ) or excellent sci Fri flick "the day the Earth caught fire " .

To be honest this films fails on almost every aspect imaginable. Plot is somewhere between ridiculous and absurd. Seems that the 70's didn't make him any good to his career.

A band of mercenaries (which included O.J Simpson and Christopher Lee ) plans to heist a diamond depot placed somewhere in the African desert . There are many aspects that are horrible in this film , which go from the acting (meaning Peter Fonda, Teddy Savallas and C.Lee are all capable of delivering good acting but here they are so bonded by a ridiculous script that everything they say sounds laughable ) , plot dialogues and action scenes are simply lame , as they would have been taken from the A team outtakes .

Acting didn't escape from the burn , sad to see Christopher Lee playing the role of a ruthless mercenary , I would have never expected to see him in such a lame role he's the Prince of Darkness for god sake Don't drag him into o this embarrassing situations .

Only positive comment would be that the end is as ridiculous as the rest of the film, so at least you can find a trace of coherence here ..sadly it the sole you'll find


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