While driving one evening, Harold Pelham appears possessed and has a car accident. While on the operating table, there even appears to be two heartbeats on the monitor. When he awakens, Pelham finds his life has been turned upside-down. He learns that he now supports a merger that he once opposed, and that he apparently is having an affair. People claim they have seen him in places that he has never been. Does Pelham have a doppelganger, or is he going insane?Written by
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Sir Roger Moore said that this role was his favorite, and the best ever of his screen performances. See more »
In the opening sequence where Pelham drives at speeds up to 110 mph, he overtakes vehicles going only a bit slower, though the motorway speed limit is 70 mph.
But the 70mph speed limit despite being law is hardly universally abided by on British motorways - especially as the movie was made before speed cameras. So a car travelling at 110mph would typically pass very many cars moving at say or 80mph or 90mph and some would be even faster than that. See more »
Espionage isn't all James Bond on Her Majesty's Secret Service. Industry goes in for it too, you know.
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"(By permission of The Royal Shakespeare Co.)" underneath Hildegard Neil's name in the end credits. See more »
A collector's item this one - you very rarely see a film as absurd yet enthralling as this. The plot is fabulously illogical, but it provides an opportunity to see Roger Moore in a role far more interesting than James Bond, as pin-striped executive Harold Pelham. Except that he plays TWO Harold Pelham's - one nice, dull, and sexually inadequate; the other a cavalier and sinister Romeo. This means a lot of Moore chasing round London insisting "I'm Harold Pelham!", and a climactic and weirdly psychedelic car-chase involving nice Pelham and nasty Pelham. If this hasn't yet acquired a cult following, it ought to.
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