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 »
Foreign Legion Major Foster (Hackman), an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War, is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster's unit ... See full summary »
Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a ... See full summary »
Busy and often absent father must take care of his two boys after his wife dies. They all live in Tunisia because of their father's job. The older boy is handling the difficult changes much better than the younger one.
1933: An ocean liner belonging to a second-rate German company is making a twenty-six day voyage from Veracruz, Mexico to Bremerhaven, Germany. Along the way it will stop in Cuba to pick up... See full summary »
The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the French who have conquered Spain under Napoleon as he marched over Europe. A huge cannon,... See full summary »
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
Cinematographer Fred J. Koenekamp was injured during in a vehicle accident during filming where a truck went around a bend heading straight for Candice Bergen, its door flying open, hitting the DOP and the low camera he was looking into. The rubber edges of the cam's viewfinder fortunately cushioned the blow on the eyes. Koenkamp had concussion and required six stitches and could not complete working on the picture, he being replaced by veteran lenser Ernest Laszlo. 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 »
Maltin was perhaps too rough on this film when he labeled it a "bomb". It does begin very badly, with an unbelievably hokey prologue, and throughout you may feel that it could've used more subtlety regarding its "messages", but as a piece of political paranoia it's at least thematically interesting, and technically well-crafted, too. There is also an excellent cast, though Gene Hackman is not (in this movie) as good as the supporting players, and Candice Bergen is barely recognizable with that ugly, unflattering haircut of hers! (**)
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