Following notification of the death of his son, in a skiing accident in the Austrian Alps, the cold and emotion-less widower Dan Slater, a high ranking member of the CIA, travels to Austria for the funeral. Dan is mysteriously provided evidence of foul play in his son's death and he decides to investigate. His friend, a former undercover operative, Frank Wheatly, who operates the International School where Dan left his son in care proves useless as Dan seeks out the murderers. Eventually, Dan finds a witness who was on the ski slope at the time of the accident, Gina, the companion of wealthy socialite Mrs. Carrington. Gina identifies two male strangers and Dan is led into an overly complex trap laid by Berthold, a Russian agent. The Russians plan to kidnap Slater, do away with him and substitute him with an exact double in order to obtain a mole in the highest echelons of the CIA. Will Berthold succeed or will Frank and Gina realize something is amiss and rescue Slater?
Mark Smith <email@example.com>
The key man to the most daring plot ever concocted by the secret agents of two worlds!
Did You Know?
According to director Franklin J. Schaffner
, there was a break in filming lasting about a month, so that a detailed rewrite of the screenplay could be effected. See more
After the substitution of Slater he is kept alive and transported in the car providing the opportunity to escape. Once the switch is made Slater would have been easier to dispose of as a dead body in the trunk. See more
I didn't come back to ask you to forgive Dan Slater. He has no need of it and he doesn't want it. In his world you don't admit mistakes and you don't offer any apologies. You simply win or you lose. There's nothing in-between.