Influential Arab diplomat becomes the target of numerous assassination attempts, when he announces his plan to make peace with Israel by letting them join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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Cornelia Sharpe ...
Nicole Scott
Albert Paulsen ...
Hamid
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Al Sharif
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Justin
Ted Beniades ...
Frank Dedario
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Fouad
Jaime Sánchez ...
New York Security
James Bulleit ...
New York Security
Salem Ludwig ...
Ghossan Kaddara
Tom Klunis ...
Hatim Othman
Roger Serbagi ...
Yassin (as Roger Omar Serbagi)
Armand Dahan ...
Abdel-Latif
Charles Randall ...
Atif Abbas
Ian Collier ...
Nicole's Contact
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Khalil is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as a member of OPEC. This instantly makes him a target for a series of ingeniously conceived assassination attempts, most of which he foils with the aid of his friend Hamid and his girlfriend Nicole. But can he trust even them? Written by John A. Barnes <john.barnes@pfizer.com>

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In the world of spying and dying, love is the ultimate weapon.

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The meaning and relevance of this film's The Next Man (1976) title is that it refers to the next target that assassin Nicole Scott (Cornelia Sharpe) must liquidate, that being Sean Connery's character Khalil Abdul Muhsen. The "next man" title can also refer to the next assassination in general as the film's storyline indicates that there have been a number of assassinations. See more »

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Not a great film, but if you can imagine Connery as an Arab..
7 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has an interesting plot, and a political message. Imagine the Saudis sending a man of peace to the UN, to change OPEC. Other than that, it resembles Day of the Jackal in some respects, and Cornelia Sharpe is dazzling. Scenes of New York prior to 9/11 are always poignant, and Connery does a fine job. His "conversion" sparks a multitude of organizations to try to stop him from doing further damage. There is much to look at, and the pace is fast. I enjoyed his pleasure at confronting the UN members from the Mid-East who were outraged by his refusal to parrot the OPEC line. There is always a "next man"... or woman...who has a mission to perform.


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