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Shatter (1974)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Lung Ti ...
Tai Pah (as Ti Lung)
Lily Li ...
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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kwok Kuen Chan
Ming-Wai Chan ...
(as Ming-Wei Chen)


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 <>

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


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Hammer president Michael Carreras replaced original director Monte Hellman, receiving sole credit on screen. See more »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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28 November 1999 | by (Toulouse, France) – See all my reviews

I was surprised when I learned this movie had such a bad reputation. I'm not ashamed to admit it's one of my favorite Hammer films of all time. Stuart Whitman is fine as the tired-looking assassin with a vengeance. Cushing's cameos are hugely enjoyable while Anton Diffring is at home playing the villain. The rest looks like a Bruce Lee film (it was co-produced by the Shaw Brothers) and the music is funky like hell. SHATTER has its share of slow moments and is at times unintentionally funny. So what? Action, fun, great actors will keep you satisfied and begging for more. Unfortunately here was no more to come (this could have been the basis of a great TV series for example). I don't know what Monte Hellman's role was in helming this (apparently to rescue it from director Michael Carreras' wreckage)...

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