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The Executioner (1975)
"Permission to Kill" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  20 November 1975 (UK)
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Alan Curtis
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Katina Petersen
Bekim Fehmiu ...
Alexander Diakim
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Charles Lord
Nicole Calfan ...
Melissa Lascade
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Scott Allison
Klaus Wildbolz ...
Muller
Anthony Dutton ...
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Peggy Sinclair ...
Lily
Dennis Blanch ...
Brewer
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Adams
Alf Joint ...
MacNeil
Vladimir Popovic ...
Kostas
Ratislav Plamenac ...
Pavlos
Oliver Schott ...
François
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When the exiled leader of a free party decides to return to his own country and attempt to remove the dictator currently in place there, several western governments are determined to stop him. A group is assembled, consisting of old friends, former lovers and hired assassins in order to dissuade him from returning "before his time". This group is appalled at the lengths to which western intelligence will go to stop the man from returning, and they conspire together to allow him to leave. Their plans, however, are anticipated by western intelligence which will stop at nothing to stop him, no matter who gets in the way. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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This is Mr. Curtis. He has permission to bloody you, compromise you, blackmail you and if all else fails...

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The picture was retitled from "Permission To Kill" to "The Executioner" for its release stateside in the USA despite the fact that there had been a George Peppard spy film with the same title also called The Executioner (1970) which had launched about only five years earlier. See more »

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The man who decided death
7 July 2000 | by (asturias, spain) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic spying movie, but with the "kitsch" touch of the 70's. It mixes a lot of elements that can disturb the main link of the script, but at the last moment it resolves very well the meaning of the movements of the characters. Dirk Bogarde is splendourous, such as always and the rest of the actors makes me feel that the movie is happening actually.


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