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Shatter (1974)

R | | Action, Drama | March 1975 (USA)
Shatter, an international hitman, 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 ... See full summary »

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Shatter, an international hitman, 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 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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The second British-Hong Kong co-production between Hammer Films and the Shaw Brothers, filmed December 17 1973-January 15 1974 (copyright 1974). Preceded by The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974), these were Peter Cushing's last performances for Hammer Films. See more »

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U.F.O.s never die
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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