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1
Release Date:
1 October 1984 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
Two ideologically-disparate terrorists (one from the PLO, one from the IRA) meet up in London to assassinate a visiting Israeli nuclear scientist... See more »
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DVD Playhouse: April 2010
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Unbelievable Performance by Anthony Perkins See more (3 total) »

Cast

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Rod Steiger ... Professor David Sokarev (3 episodes, 1984)

Anthony Perkins ... Jimmy (3 episodes, 1984)
Alfred Burke ... Jones (3 episodes, 1984)

Joanna Lumley ... Helen (3 episodes, 1984)
Sallyanne Law ... Norah (3 episodes, 1984)
Aaron Harris ... Cillian McCoy (3 episodes, 1984)
Gary Brown ... Famy (3 episodes, 1984)
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Series Directed by
Michael Ferguson (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Writing credits
Gerald Seymour (3 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
David Cunliffe .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1984)
Michael Glynn .... producer (3 episodes, 1984)
Alan Landsburg .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Original Music by
Alan Parker (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Cinematography by
Alan Pyrah (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Elizabeth Kling (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Design by
David Crozier (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Pyrah .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Music Department
Philip Jap .... composer: title music (3 episodes, 1984)

Julia Downes .... composer: title music (unknown episodes)
Philip Yap .... composer: title music (unknown episodes)
 

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139 min | 104 min (re-cut version)
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Unbelievable Performance by Anthony Perkins, 15 November 2002
Author: spencerthetracy

This is one of those movies that remind you of those TV offerings that are broadcast live, so no editing or retakes can make what you see seem perfect. It has a real start and stop feel to it and takes a long time to build up to its conclusion. Its frustrating watching competent actors, who are given a mediocre script, try to hash it out as best they can. The most successful in this attempt is clearly Anthony Perkins. His performance, despite the material and strange direction, is one of the finest I've seen in a very long time. His British accent is flawless, and the intensity and believability with which he delivers his lines is astounding. Most remarkable is his nervous, conclusive delivery of lines before putting away of one of the bad guys and after when he walks away from the fallen terrorist. I played it over and over. Its acting like none other. I believe that of all the roles in Mr. Perkins' great career, this was his finest performance. Its just too bad that the movie had to be sub-standard. Of mention, is Aaron Harris' wonderful job in portraying an Irish hired hit man. 2 out of 5 stars.

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