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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Bradley
John Lewis
Maj. Chilton
Clare Chambers
Ian Yule ...
Edward Woods
Michael Mayer ...
Paul Adams
Victor Melleney ...
Ian Nelson
Richard Loring ...
Stuart Brown ...
Marina Christelis ...
Frank Shelley ...
Pop Keller
Peter van Dissel ...
Rick (as Peter van Dissell)
Cocky Tlhotlhalemaje ...


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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15 January 1976 (West Germany)  »

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Did You Know?


Three of the actors appearing in this film has appeared in James Bond moves. Telly Savalas was Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Christopher Lee was Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). Maud Adams appeared in two Bond movies as two different characters: as Andrea Anders in "The Man With The Golden Gun" and as Octopussy in Octopussy (1983). Some sources claim that Adams appeared uncredited in A View to a Kill (1985). See more »


In the final part of the movie, just after Mike, Lewis and Clare decide to lay low on the ridge where they will have the stand-off, the movie cuts to a scene showing Webb arriving in his Jeep. In the second angle of this scene, a stunt driver wearing a poorly fitted bald cap is clearly visible driving the Jeep. See more »


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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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