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The Swiss Conspiracy (1976)

A former U.S.Justice Department official is hired as a security consultant for a Zurich based Swiss bank when five of its clients are blackmailed.

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David Christopher
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Denise Abbott
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Dwight McGowan
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Robert Hayes
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Johann Hurtil
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Rita Jensen
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Franz Benninger
Arthur Brauss ...
Korsak
Inigo Gallo ...
Captain Frey
Curt Lowens ...
Kosta
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Sando
Hans-Joerg Bahl ...
Sgt. Schwand (as Hans-Jörg Bahl)
Sheila Ruskin ...
Corinne
Irmgard Först ...
Florelle
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When a Swiss bank finds that the confidentiality of some of its more vulnerable customers has been compromised it calls in an American investigator, who soon uncovers a web of deceit and blackmail. With old debts being paid off his own health is soon in danger, but at least he starts to gets to know one of the bank's female customers pretty well. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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You can hide anything in a Swiss bank except... murder! See more »

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A Conspiração Suiça  »

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David Christopher: I was up half the night with the Zürich police, who insist I'm responsible for a Bobby Hayes that was stuffed into a trunk of a rented car, which they say I rented, which I didn't rent, now don't further complicate my life; what is it?
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Postcard from Switzerland
25 February 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Little to recommend this tawdry thriller concerning clients of an exclusive Swiss bank whose secret account details are threatened to be exposed unless they pay an extortionist to keep them confidential. Bank's boss (Milland) hires ex-US defence dept investigator (Janssen) to protect the interests of the clients and discover who is behind the blackmail.

Handsome cast includes the no-nonsense Janssen (tippling at every given opportunity), Anton Diffring as the faithful 2IC to Milland, Senta Berger as a ferrari-driving feline with a penchant for bleeding married men, and wasting the considerable talents of Ireland, Saxon and Sommer, all given little opportunity to inject their abilities into essentially minor though not unimportant roles. I thought Curt Lowens and David Hess had the best roles as a pair of ruthless hired killers, though they were ruefully under-employed.

Attractive backdrops, sets, soundtrack and cast don't make a movie without an effective narrative, engaging plot and exciting climax and "Swiss Conspiracy" is lacking in all those aspects; its delivery of the story, which is convoluted and never properly explained is bland, boring and the overall film in spite of its credentials is ultimately very disappointing.


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