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The Domino Principle (1977)

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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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.

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2 June 1977 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Das Domino Komplott  »

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Trivia

Prison scenes were planned to be filmed at Stateville Prison near Chicago, but the warden rejected filming there for security reasons. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

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Some Day Soon
Lyrics by Harry Shannon
Music by Billy Goldenberg
Sung by Shirley Eikhard
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Hokey but well-made.
16 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

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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