When his wife is killed in a restaurant shoot-out, intelligence man Harry Hannan (Roy Scheider) has a breakdown and finds that his department doesn't want him back. Someone's trying to kill him and it could be them, though a cryptic Jewish death-threat suggests there's something else going on. His only ally seems to be mousy Ellie Fabian (Janet Margolin) who has managed to move into his New York apartment. Written by
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It begins with an ancient warning. It ends at the edge of Niagara Falls. In between there are 5 murders. Solve the mystery. Or die trying.
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Did You Know?
The movie's MacGuffin was a mysterious anonymous letter written in Hebrew and known as a "goel hadam" note. "Goel Hadam" is a Hebrew/Jewish phrase which translates into the English language as an "Avenger of Blood". See more
In the scene in the synagogue, Harry appears to be going through a register book when he finds his grandfather's name. Actually, he's reading a tractate of the Talmud, which is entirely in Aramaica and Hebrew - and he's holding it upside down. See more
[Ellie looking unusually glamorous at a wine social
You look, huh, wonderful!
Well, sherry requires a certain effort, doesn't it?
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Arranged by Joe Reisman See more