6.0/10
81
3 user 2 critic

Sudden Death (1977)

R | | Action, Drama | May 1977 (USA)
When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Road Movie (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Gil and Hank are two independent truckers who run into problems when they are forced to pay off traffic managers to get loads. They also have to pay off highway cops when their rigs are ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Strick
Stars: Robert Drivas, Regina Baff, Barry Bostwick
Killjoy (TV Movie 1981)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Kim Basinger, Robert Culp, Stephen Macht
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After World War II, many important figures in Hitler's command escaped Germany and Occupied Europe and were rumored to be living in South America. Adolf Eichmann,wanted in connection with ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Topol, Nick Mancuso, Janet Suzman
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A busload of tourists stops in to visit a small European town. What they don't know is that the town is completely inhabited by vampires.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Jack Taylor, Dyanik Zurakowska, José Guardiola
Tonight's the Night (TV Movie 1987)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The game of love starts in a typical blues bar. The hot and magic rhythm of the blues makes even the shiest man throw away his fears and participate in the erotic of the night.

Director: Bobby Roth
Stars: Belinda Bauer, Jack Blessing, Max Gail
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Spaghetti Western icon Anthony Steffen stars as Shenandoah, a man of mystery who joins a vicious band of highwaymen after passing a near impossible and death defying initiation. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Caiano
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Eduardo Fajardo, Arturo Dominici
Project M7 (1953)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A secret jet aircraft capable of traveling three times the speed of sound is being developed by a group of scientists secretly. On the day of the test flight, one of the scientists dies in ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Phyllis Calvert, James Donald, Robert Beatty
Matters of the Heart (TV Movie 1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A world-class pianist (Seymour) becomes romantically and sexually involved with her young protege (Gartin).

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes
Stars: Jane Seymour, Chris Gartin, James Stacy
Last Will (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An affluent woman is framed for the murder of her husband and faces a mountain of evidence stacked against her. Undeterred, she begins to put the pieces of the true story together.

Director: Brent Huff
Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Tom Berenger, Patrick Muldoon
Dead of Night (1988)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

An abused woman conjures up a spirit to take revenge on the men who have misused her.

Director: Deryn Warren
Stars: Julie Merrill, Janet Graham, Ray Quiroga
Sand Trap (1998)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Seems to be an inferior remake of the 1953 film Inferno with Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming, and William Lundigan.

Director: Harris Done
Stars: David Markey, Brad Koepenick, Elizabeth Morehead
Act of Murder (1964)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A dangerous psychological game plays out between a man and the husband of the lover who spurned him.

Director: Alan Bridges
Stars: Anthony Bate, Michael Brennan, Richard Burrell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Duke Smith
...
Dominic Aldo
...
Wyatt Spain
...
John Shaw
...
Hauser
Aline Samson ...
Maya
...
Dan
Caruth C. Byrd
Ken Metcalfe ...
Ed Neilson
Jenny Green ...
Jenny
Nancy Conrad ...
Melissa Smith
Angelo Ventura ...
'Buffalo' Tinker
Eddie Garcia ...
Raoul Hidalgo
Edit

Storyline

When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue and a ruthless "syndicate of businessmen" intent on raping a South Pacific Islands nation of its resources keep the pace fast. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Robert Conrad is better than Dirty Harry!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muerte súbita  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Ashley's last film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great hard-boiled action in 70's style!
29 June 2004 | by (Viiala, Finland) – See all my reviews

I found this film on VHS tape yesterday from a flea market. I had never heard of this before. I watched it today and liked it very much! The film is located in the Philippines, which I found very interesting. Usually these kind of movies take place in the east coast (New York) or west coast (San Francisco or Los Angeles) in the USA. This film is a rare exception of this.

The movie begins with some gangsters killing a family, a scene which reminds me of similar scene in Once Upon A Time In The West. The father of the family survives. After a while two long-time friends got to fight against the bad guys in many ways and several different places. The story is very confusing, mainly because the characters got very little introducing. But that's not so important in action movies...

The fighting and shooting scenes are very cool with a lot of shot-gun action and slow-motion camera. The actors are good, the dialogue is wonderfully explicit, editing works fine and the scenes are set up almost perfectly. I really enjoyed this and recommend it to anyone interested of good old action, instead of wire tricks and computer effects in modern actionfilms. The music made a great atmosphere with all those wah-wah guitar and minimoog sounds.


19 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
filming location rolykeates
Discuss Sudden Death (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?