The Domino Killings (1977)
"The Domino Principle" (original title)

R  |   |  Thriller, Drama  |  2 June 1977 (Netherlands)
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Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Novello ...
Joseph V. Perry ...
Bowkemp (as Joseph Perry)
Ted Gehring ...
Claire Brennen ...
Ruby (as Claire Brennan)
Bob Herron ...


Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was his skill with a rifle. Now, serving a long stretch in prison for murder, he has hit rock-bottom. But one day a man in a three-piece suit visits him in prison, a man he has never seen before, and informs him that he can walk out of prison a free man if he will shoot someone for them, no questions asked. Written by Strelnikoff

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Trust no one. No one.


Thriller | Drama


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Release Date:

2 June 1977 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Das Domino Komplott  »

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The mysterious organization is never actually known by any particular name and is only ever referred to as "The Organization". See more »


The bread truck carrying Tucker and Spiventa is shown driving across the Golden Gate Bridge in the southbound direction from Marin County to San Francisco. The very next scene, however, in which the prisoners are escorted out of the truck, clearly takes place under the roadway back on the Marin side of the bridge. See more »


Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »


No Puedo Olvidar
Lyrics by Orlando Peres
Music by Billy Goldenberg
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30 March 2001 | by (philadelphia, pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

i say the domino principle is an enormously underappreciated film.anyone who has taken the time to investigate our contemporary history of conspiracies;jfk, rfk, mlk,g.wallace and in fact numerous others can only draw the conclusion that the author of the domino principle really knew what he was talking about.roy tucker could be lee harvey oswald or james earl ray or sirhan sirhan or arthur bremer maybe even john hinkley or timothy mention a few.the conspiracy scenario involving spies, big business and political assassinations is not really a fiction but an ominous part of our convoluted existential history.god help us,but the domino principle is more fact than fantasy.if this causes a little loss of sleep, maybe it should.don't take my word for it,investigate for yourselves.

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