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Director:
Writers:
Edward N. Luttwak (suggested by the book "Coup d'Etat" by)
Martyn Burke (written by)
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Release Date:
1 November 1978 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Their objective... to steal a nation! Their plan... to strike without warning! Their agreement... to share the spoils! Their only obstacle... each other!
Plot:
A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Bringing totalitarianism home to a domestic audience See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter O'Toole ... Colonel Zeller

David Hemmings ... Colonel Narriman

Donald Pleasence ... Blair
Barry Morse ... Jean Rousseau
Jon Granik ... Raymond Kasai
Marcella Saint-Amant ... Mrs. Rousseau

George Touliatos ... Barrientos

Chuck Shamata ... Hillsman
Gary Reineke ... Aramco

Harvey Atkin ... Anwar

August Schellenberg ... Minh
Eli Rill ... Dominique

Dick Cavett ... Dick Cavett
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Amodeo ... Photographer (uncredited)

Michael Ironside ... Torturer (uncredited)
Wolf Krakowski ... Secret Police Technician (uncredited)
Alan Rosenthal ... Plane Pilot (uncredited)

Alberta Watson ... Donna (uncredited)

Directed by
Martyn Burke 
 
Writing credits
Edward N. Luttwak (suggested by the book "Coup d'Etat" by)

Martyn Burke (written by)

Cliff Osmond  uncredited

Produced by
Ronald I. Cohen .... executive producer
Bob Cooper .... executive producer (as Robert M. Cooper)
Christopher Dalton .... producer
Alain Delon .... producer
John M. Eckert .... associate producer
David Hemmings .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ken Thorne 
 
Cinematography by
Ousama Rawi 
 
Film Editing by
John Victor-Smith 
 
Casting by
Karen Hazzard 
 
Production Design by
Karen Bromley 
 
Makeup Department
Sandi Duncan .... assistant makeup artist (as Sandy Duncan)
 
Sound Department
Alban Streeter .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Richard Ayers .... stunts
Marcel Bérubé .... stunts (as Marcell Berube)
Brett Jacobsen .... stunts
Terry Martin .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunt coordinator
John Stoneham Sr. .... stunts (as John Stoneham)
Keith Wardlow .... stunts
G.A. Winnington-Bell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Micky Wilson .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Ken Thorne .... conductor
 
Other crew
Claudio De Davide .... dubbing director: italian version: italy
Claudio De Davide .... dubbing voice italian version, artist Peter O'Toole: italy
Caroline Langley .... production assistant
Keith Large .... location manager
 

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Germany:102 min | USA:102 min
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Colonel Zeller:Those are not our tanks out there. They are my tanks.See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Bringing totalitarianism home to a domestic audience, 8 April 2000
Author: spride (spride@cix.compulink.co.uk) from Royston, Herts, UK

Familiar faces in this film (Hemmings, Pleasance, O'Toole) help to get a Western audience to empathise with what it's like to live under a totalitarian regime. Our sympathies are with the heroes as they move towards a coup d'etat (an odd one in which the military intends to replace a more repressive regime with one less so). However not every conspirator's motives are the purest...

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