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Shatter (1974)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  March 1975 (USA)
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Stuart Whitman is Shatter, an international hitman who is hiding out in Hong Kong after he has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him ... See full summary »

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Shatter
Lung Ti ...
Tai Pah (as Ti Lung)
Lily Li ...
Mai-Mee
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Paul Rattwood
Anton Diffring ...
Hans Leber
Yemi Ajibade ...
Ansabi M'Goya / Dabula M'Goya
Chia Yung Liu ...
1st Bodyguard (as Lia Ka Yong)
Pei Chi Huang ...
2nd Bodyguard (as Huang Pei Chi)
Ya Ying Liu ...
Leber's Girl (as Liu Ya Ying)
Wai Lo ...
Howe (as Lo Wei)
James Ma ...
Thai Boxer
Han Chiang ...
Korean Boxer (as Chiang Han)
Hsiung Kao ...
Japanese Boxer (as Kao Hsiung)
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Kwok Kuen Chan
Ming-Wai Chan
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Stuart Whitman is Shatter, an international hitman who is hiding out in Hong Kong after he has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him dead, including the crime syndicate, the cops and the brother of the African leader he killed. Shatter teams up with a kung fu expert (Ti Lung) to try to get the money that is owed to him. Various double crosses and fight scenes ensue. Written by Patrick Knightly <pjknight@polsci.umass.edu>

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MR. Shatter isn't crushproof, but cross him and he'll put you in a box!

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Nice-looking but slow-moving
7 March 2003 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Stuart Whitman was a good choice to play the burly and rough-edged hitman of the movie, but it's a pity that he doesn't get much of substance to do. The main fault is a slow-moving screenplay; after the first 20 minutes, it takes about half an hour before things really start to move again, and even after that point things don't really move that much faster. The various action scenes are only okay at best. Though the behind-the-scenes problems the movie suffered from don't make for any real glaring problems, there are still some notable holes here and there. However, the movie does give us a really scenic tour of early 1970s Hong Kong; if you are curious about what it was like to live there back then, the movie may be worth a look.


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