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Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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22 September 1976 (UK)  »

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First film of Philip Jackson. See more »

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Interrogator: Life is not a game of cricket, my friend.
Hunter: No... Pity.
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Gamey, atmospheric thriller
1 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Peter O'Toole is perfectly cast as the Hannay-esquire Thorndyke (any relation to Thornhill? - Geddit?) in a claustrophobic, chill bitten English winterscape. It was broadcast in the mid seventies when I was a teenager - just the right age to watch this kind of hokum - so I can't actually remember much about it except it reeked of tweed, bracken and shotguns..

Alistair Sim was in it, again, perfectly cast. Seemed to mix a sense of ennui with slight disdain.

O'Toole slots in there with Donat and Grant in a classic of its time.

Top notch stuff, eh biffer!


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