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Sudden Terror (1970)

Eyewitness (original title)
PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | June 1970 (UK)
Witnessing an assassination, a boy claims the assassins are hunting him. With his older sister, the pair escape numerous attacks and are aided by their grandfather and a resourceful young ... See full summary »

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Ronald Harwood (screenplay), John Harris (novel) (as Mark Hebden)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Lester ... Ziggy
Lionel Jeffries ... Grandpa
Susan George ... Pippa
Jeremy Kemp ... Inspector Galleria
Peter Vaughan ... Paul Grazzini
Tony Bonner ... Tom Jones
Betty Marsden Betty Marsden ... Madame Robiac
Peter Bowles ... Victor Grazzini
Joseph Fürst ... Local Police Sgt (as Joseph Furst)
David Lodge ... Local Policeman
Anthony Stamboulieh Anthony Stamboulieh ... Police Lt Tacharie
Robert Russell ... Headquarters Policeman
John Allison John Allison ... Boutique Boy
Maxine Kalli Maxine Kalli ... Ann-Marie
Jonathan Burn ... Waiter (as Johnathan Burn/Jonathan Burn)
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Witnessing an assassination, a boy claims the assassins are hunting him. With his older sister, the pair escape numerous attacks and are aided by their grandfather and a resourceful young bystander even under the spectre of martial law. Written by Carl J. Youngdahl <zomno@casbah.acns.nwu.edu>

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For some boys... playtime can be MURDER! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Based on the novel Eyewitness (London, 1966) by Mark Hebden (aka John Harris). See more »

Connections

Edited into Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002) See more »

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Keep shaking your hair, Mark.
23 December 2005 | by shneurSee all my reviews

I suppose if you were 12 years old and lived in a lighthouse on a small island, you might be as naive as Mark Lester's character, "Ziggy," in this film. I suspect, though, that "not very smart" would need to be added, and I wonder if the correspondence to the comic strip character of the same name is more than coincidental. Everybody in this movie is a stereotype, but most irritating was Mark Lester himself who, after doing such a fine job in "Oliver!," here only gets to run around looking perpetually frightened out of his wits. I don't know for whom exactly this one was intended, but if you're not totally impressed by loud motorcycles with bad mufflers, I'd give it a miss.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1970 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Malta

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Color:

Color (Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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