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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
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James MacAlpine
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Alexis Dunetskaya
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Ike Jethou
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Paul Vincennes
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Hidde Maas ...
Tom Hagen
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Claudette (as Desiree Nosbusch-Becker)
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Mary Calder
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The Man with the Dog (as Peter Riemens)
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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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Utter yawn fest
21 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I've read most of Alistair Maclean's books and while "The Way to Dusty Death" may not be his best novel (but is still one of my favourites), it is much better than this film would have you believe.

The production team have managed to turn an otherwise tense and fast paced novel based around a Formula 1 driver trying to uncover some baddies into a pedestrian weekday afternoon soap opera. The production values are poor and would make some of those aforementioned soap operas look classy and high quality.

Its script is poor and stilted, and the acting is lacking (I think some of the actors look a bit embarrassed at times, and who can blame them with what they have to work with?)

Granted it's not quite a direct translation from the novel, but they really could have done better.

I think I am being generous giving it a 3/10.


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