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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Charles Cioffi ...
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 ...
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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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10 November 1976 (USA)  »

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The marketing of this movie connected with Sean Connery's James Bond screen persona, and particularly the Bond movie From Russia with Love (1963), when it used the tagline, "In the world of spying and dying, love is the ultimate weapon." See more »

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A decent B-movie, Remarkably prophetic
14 December 2008 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

The remarkable thing about this movie is that it was fully conceived, filmed, and released *before* Anwar Sadat and the Camp David Accords, and, in its own way, echoes the events in its own future. If you are too young to remember these events, then I recommend you look it up in Wikipedia... Then realize that this movie did not follow that history, it preceded it.

Not much should be expected of the movie, it is a definite B-movie from Connery's lower-rent period, when he did a lot of doubtful pictures following his "Never Again" appearance in "Diamonds Are Forever", and before his talent, so evident in his early, pre-Bond pictures, was re-recognized by critics and fans alike.

It is a decent and effective, if not surprising picture, and Connery himself does an effective job as an Arab leader seeking to end the strife with Israel, against substantial political opposition. At the time, the whole idea of it seemed preposterously far in the future, but in reality, the Camp David Accords were less than 4 years away.


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