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Project: Kill (1976)

 |  Action, Drama  |  October 1976 (USA)
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A former government assassin flees a mind-control program in the Philippines, pursued by his ex-partner, the local police and Asian gangsters.

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John Trevor
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Frank Lassiter
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Lee Su
Vic Silayan ...
Chief Insp. Cruz
Vic Diaz ...
Alok Lee
Galen Thompson ...
Carl Wagner
Carlos Salazar ...
Insp. Ortiz
Pamela Parsons ...
Lynn Walker
Maurice Downs ...
Hook
Franco Zarrate ...
Lung Set
Louis Florentino ...
Ramon
Henry Salcedo ...
Business Hood
Mark LeBuse ...
Herman Kitolis
Ibarro Santos ...
Hotel Clerk
Romy Blanco ...
Alok's Hood
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John Trevor escapes from the military base where he commanded Project: Kill, a mind control experiment that used drugs to create bodyguards and assassins for the United States and makes his way to the Philippines. Soon Trevor finds himself in love with Lee Su and feeling the with drawl symptoms from the drugs for the mind control that make him very dangerous not only to himself but everyone around him. His former second in command Project: Kill agent Frank Lassiter has been ordered to find him before the with drawl effects become too violent and before he sells out the program. Asian mobster Alok Lee is also after Trevor in the hopes of getting the secrets of Project: Kill. Time is running out for Trevor as the with drawl becomes worse, Lassiter, the Philippine police, and Lee's men close in on him. Written by timdalton007

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The head of the company originally set to distribute the film was found murdered shortly before it was to go into international release. It received spotty distribution because the rights were tied up in legal wrangling over the victim's estate for several years. See more »

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The sweat stains on Frank's shirt during the final fight scene. See more »

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The Lonely World
Lyrics by Sid Wayne
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Sung by Pilita Corrales
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Dumb and Double Dumb rumble at sundown
10 October 2005 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

Hi, Everyone, One way to make a movie build as it progresses, is to start with a very boring scene. Leslie Neilsen begins his role here by narrating a training film. We can instantly see he ain't the swiftest. The problem is, it is not a comedy. It's funny sometimes but never a comedy.

The director must be given most of the blame. The cast is OK. Gary Lockwood and Leslie Neilsen should change their roles. Leslie would make a better pursuer. Maybe Nancy Kwan and Gary should change roles. Nancy would be more believable in the fight scenes than Gary.

The actors appear to be doing their own stunt fighting. They look confused. They seem to be trying to remember their choreography while the opponents wait to be punched.

The acting borders on awful. Sometimes it crosses that border. The writing is conventional. You have a super secret agency of the government that is made up of well armed men. They are all very stupid. They have $300,000 to play with that they had hidden somewhere. They film some of their exploits for training purposes, but the films are all too dark to see what is going on.

My guess is that Leslie Neilsen and Gary Lockwood and Nancy Kwan have never got together to celebrate the release of this stinker.

I almost forgot. There is a song in the movie. The girl who sang it was the one who should have been chased and Karate chopped. Actually maybe the song writer should have been the villain.

Compare the beginning speech of George C. Scott in Patton with Leslie Neilsen's speech at the beginning of this movie. George C. Scott had a passion and the words to fit that passion. Leslie Neilsen sounds like a boxer being interviewed after a bout where he was unable to find a neutral corner.

If you want a turkey for Thanksgiving, this might be it. This is the bird that didn't quite make it over the cuckoo's nest.

Tom Willett


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