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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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diamond | security | desert | heist | vault | See All (13) »

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

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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15 January 1976 (West Germany)  »

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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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Featured in Grindhouse Universe (2008) See more »

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The Old Fashioned Way
Music by Georges Garvarentz, Lyrics by Al Kasha, Charles Aznavour and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Georges Garvarentz Son Choeur Et Orchestre
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Good action thriller typical of those released in the 70's
18 February 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Hasn't turned up too often on television but was good. Nice casting, with Peter Fonda the lead but not actually leading the robbery. That was left to Hugh O'Brien, Christopher Lee and O.J.Simpson. Maud Adams always good to look at on the screen and Telly Savalas as a security officer who had a dark side to him. Nice soundtrak, might still be available if you look hard enough.


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