Stanley Baker's character is sent by his British employer to persuade an Italian racing car designer to defect. His visit to the Italian factory goes horribly wrong and many are killed. His employer devises a daring scheme to get him safely out of the country.Written by
La Tarantelle de Belphegor
Music by Roch-Albert (pseudonym of Louis Antoine Jullien)
Arranged by Jacob (Will) Kappey See more »
Enjoyable and fast paced thriller
I taped Checkpoint when Channel 4 screened it one afternoon earlier this year (2006) and quite enjoyed it.
A man, O'Donovan breaks into a car factory to steal some plans for new models of racing cars to ensure his company wins the forthcoming race. But things go wrong and gets spotted resulting in him killing a security guard and several coppers who were sent to see what was going on at the factory after an alarm was triggered. The factory then catches fire. Later, O'Donovan enters the race himself and threatens his driver with a gun and both end up in a cliff hanging position, literally...
This movie contains some great Italian scenery and nice to see some classic cars too.
A great cast: Stanley Baker (Zulu) as O'Donovan, James Robertson Justice (Mobey Dick, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Anthony Steel, Maurice Denham, Odile Versois, Michael Medwin and Anne Heywood.
Watch out for Checkpoint in TV listings, doesn't seem to have been released on video or DVD anywhere. A treat.
Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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