A special unit of the U.S. Marshal's Service is assigned to protect a syndicate hitman who is to testify against his former bosses, who have put out a contract on his life.

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Lee Van Cleef protects mobster witness Tony Musante
26 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Nowhere to Hide" (1977) has Lee Van Cleef heading a federal team of agents with big guns as they protect a potential hit-man, Tony Musante, from being killed before he can testify against his mob boss. Musante, his family and their pets have been flown to a remote island, but naturally the mob has ways of finding out its location and trying to wipe out Musante.

Van Cleef is first-rate in this average TV-movie, and Musante very good too. Van Cleef is alert, thorough and smart. Musante is street smart and sometimes volatile. It's unsure that he'll testify or, if he does, make a good impression, so that Van Cleef has the added job of coaxing him to change his behavior. Musante's wife, Lelia Goldoni, wants him to change his life. Musante is jealous of Van Cleef because his son takes a liking to Van Cleef.

Edward Anhalt wrote the story. He was a reliable and experienced writer, giving us a mix of action and conflicts. Here he also plays Musante's boss, threatened by his possible testimony and anxious to rub him out. His uncomfortable performance doesn't compare with the rest of the cast.

John Randolph narrates, giving the movie something of an "Untouchables" feel. Randolph is memorable as the middle-aged man in "Seconds" (1966) who gets transformed into Rock Hudson.

Again, I was impressed as always with how readily Van Cleef creates a character and holds our interest in any scene. Musante too was a talented actor with charisma. He's unforgettable in "The Incident" (1967).


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