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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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Major Chilton
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Clare Chambers
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Edward Woods
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Paul Adams
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Roberts
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Pop Keller
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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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Written and Performed by Georges Garvarentz Et Son Orchestre
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The situation is reassessed
25 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Watching Killer Force makes me think that the folks who security at South African diamond mines ought to be the ones running our Homeland Security. As typified by Telly Savalas they are a ruthless but shrewd lot. It wouldn't say much for our civil liberties though, but would we ever be secure from terrorists.

Peter Fonda plays one of the security men at a diamond mine in the Kalahari desert who's given an assignment to go undercover and find some folks who are rumored to be planning a big heist. To do so he has to be caught stealing himself which he is. But when the guy giving the assignment is killed and his ever so lovely handler Marina Christelis is killed Fonda is out on a limb. Time to reassess the situation.

Once the situation is reassessed the heist is on and the last 40 minutes or so is non-stop action. Other members of the heist team are Hugh O'Brian, Christopher Lee, and O.J. Simpson. Most don't make it, but they go oh so spectacularly.

Killer Force is not bad entertainment, but everyone in the cast has done better.


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