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The Way to Dusty Death (1996)

Too many things have been going wrong in too many Formula One races. Johnny Harlow, world champion driver and apparent cause of the latest accident, decides the time has come to sort things... See full summary »

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Beth MacAlpine
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Johnny Harlow
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Gerhard Tracchia
Anthony Valentine ...
James MacAlpine
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Alexis Dunetskaya
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Ike Jethou
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Paul Vincennes
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Braggi
Hidde Maas ...
Tom Hagen
Maurice Thorogood ...
Hans Jacobsen
Robert Swann ...
Ray Calder
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Claudette (as Desiree Nosbusch-Becker)
Katherine Reeve ...
Mary Calder
Pieter Riemens ...
The Man with the Dog (as Peter Riemens)
Joe Singelmann ...
Warwick Lang
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Too many things have been going wrong in too many Formula One races. Johnny Harlow, world champion driver and apparent cause of the latest accident, decides the time has come to sort things out. And what he finds has nothing to do with cars.

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Originally written in the early 70' s, this was once considered as a starring vehicle for British Formula One ace, Jackie Stewart. See more »

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I Vow To Thee My Country
Music by Gustav Holst and lyrics by Cecil Spring-Rice
Sung by the Choir of Seaford College Chapel
Courtesy of Grasmere Music Ltd.
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Not as bad as all that...
1 March 2009 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This is an extended soap opera, but it isn't atrocious. Not much appears to be left from the original novel, but it is worth watching if you like this sort of thing. If you were expecting James Bond, you'll be disappointed, but there's still a nice mystery underneath, and the acting is okay. Fans of Alistair McLean will find little to recognize here; the action scenes are subdued, the bad guys aren't particularly menacing, and there isn't any sexual tension among the players, except maybe a little between Désirée Nosbusch and Linda Hamilton, which never really comes to fruition. Still, it was significantly better than I was led to believe by one of the other reviews in this forum, and the whole thing tightens up admirably in the last half hour.


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