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Power Play (1978)

Not Rated | | Thriller, Drama | 1 November 1978 (UK)
A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the ... See full summary »

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Colonel Zeller
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Colonel Narriman
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Blair
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Jean Rousseau
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Raymond Kasai
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Barrientos
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Aramco
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Anwar
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Dick Cavett
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CAD 2,200,000 (estimated)
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Peter O'toole was paid just $125,000, his lowest payday of the 70's. See more »

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Colonel Zeller: Those are not our tanks out there. They are my tanks.
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Desperately Seeking Carmen Miranda
19 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

'Political thriller' mish-mash of the bargain-basement package-tour-for-the-cast variety, with enough intrigue, insurrection and military corruption to keep its small banana republic going for the next 25 revolutions, but none of it remotely interesting or even watchable. If it were a European co-production farrago then at least maybe there'd be a wry smile or two raised by incompetent dubbing, but it's impossible to mask the embarrassment of the English-speaking "stars" in their native tongue, or gloss over the unease of the 'international' cast members. On top of that, this TV print looks like it had been salvaged from a Third World sanitation ditch, and it seems the director must have been shot by terrorists before he had a chance to shoot any of his own movie.


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