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Target of an Assassin (1977)

An ailing African leader is admitted to a hospital. A male nurse at the hospital kidnaps him, but it turns out that things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

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Ernest Hobday 'Sailor' Slade
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Shannon
Simon Sabela ...
President Lunda
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Colonel Albert Pahler
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Sister Janet Hobart
Joe Stewardson ...
Dr. Ben Schaeffer
Ken Gampu ...
Minister Manga
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Ginny Slade
Barry Trengove ...
Captain Maurer
Chris du Toit ...
Doctor
Regardt van den Bergh ...
Communications Officer
Hugh Rouse ...
South African Cabinet Minister
Don Barrigo ...
Used Car Salesman
Ndaba Mhlongo ...
Shopkeeper
Johnny Molefe ...
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An ailing African leader is admitted to a hospital. A male nurse at the hospital kidnaps him, but it turns out that things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

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10 February 1977 (South Africa)  »

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African Rage  »

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This was released in the UK as " Tigers Don't Cry". See more »

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This movie wasn't that bad .. JOHN PHILLIP LAW WET & NAKED .. saves the film
30 July 2003 | by (Toronto, CANADA) – See all my reviews

Yup, a nice coming out of the shower scene with our favourite misfortunately bad "straight to video" actor .. well let's be fair, there are no bad actors of John Phillip Law's calibre, just bad scripts and this is one of them ... man is this ever one of them

Too bad he wasted his time on this lemon, but I purchased it solely because he's in it .. thank God for ebay and the $3.99 movie deals

This confusing muddled mess, I think, after having watched it more than once, revolves around Quinn working in South Africa as a male nurse who, as luck has it, is able to kidnap an African dignitary visiting his hospital for tests, following a failed assassination attempt by Law's character, Shannon .. from a top of a high building ..

What conspires is a jumbled attempt to retrieve the President and the climax of the movie taking place on some remote mountain ledge .. about 15 years before Ruby Ridge and just as forgettable .. and the twist being that the President's own Chief of Staff has hired Law to kill his boss .. a scene we get to see unfold with Law making his best attempt to fit in with the 70's "hey you're too groovy baby" street speak ..

The score, the sound, the audio tracking, the plot, the character development, everything in this film was bad .. it was like being stuck in some really bad Saturday afternoon Kung Fu nightmare .. only worse, cause John Phillip Law was in it and I wanted to watch him, I guess being a fan of this, nice to stand there and just breahte, actor has its drawbacks, this movie, in a long string of bad flicks for our handsome hunky blue eyed ingenue, is one of them ..

Stay away from this movie unless you are a die hard John Phillip Law fan or can fully understand muddled Anthony Quinn dialogue .. or late night infomercials have you ready to jump off a building


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