Robert Mitchum plays a controversial U.S. ambassador to Israel who tries to solve the Palestinian question while being criticized by all factions, which takes a turn when his wife begins having an affair with a PLO chief. Rock Hudson (in his last theatrical movie role) plays Mitchum's chief security officer who saves his life in an assassination attempt and tries to help him resolve the conflicts around them. Written by
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The meaning and relevance of this film's 'The Ambassador' title is that it refers to the name of the central character, U.S. Ambassador Peter Hacker (played by Robert Mitchum
), who is an American ambassador to Israel. See more
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