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An aging hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them.

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Arthur Bishop
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Steve McKenna
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Harry McKenna
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The Girl
Linda Ridgeway ...
Louise, Steve McKenna's Girlfriend
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The Man (as Frank De Kova)
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Intern
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Policeman (as Lindsay H. Crosby)
Steve Cory ...
Messenger
Tak Kubota ...
Yamoto (as Takayuki Kubota)
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Old Man
Martin Gordon ...
American Tourist
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The Mark's Girl
Athena Lorde ...
Old Woman
Alison Rose ...
Young Girl
Howard Morton ...
Car Polish Man
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The Mark
Gerald Peters ...
Butler
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Party Guest (as Stephen Vinovich)
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Party Guest
Kevin O'Neal ...
Party Guest
Kenneth Wolger ...
1st Hippie (as Ken Wolger)
Trina Mitchum ...
3rd Hippie (as Trini Mitchum)
Amando De Vincenzo ...
Priest (as Father Amando De Vincenzo)
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Garden Party Man (uncredited)
Louis Fitch ...
Librarian (uncredited)
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Bikini Waitress (uncredited)
Hiroyasu Fujishima ...
Aikido Master (uncredited)
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1st Bodyguard (uncredited)
Linda Grant ...
Bathtub Girl (uncredited)
Hank Hamilton ...
Kori (uncredited)
Michael Hinn ...
Rifle Range Attendant (uncredited)
Carolyn McNichol ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Chickin Lickin' Driver (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ...
2nd Bodyguard (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts ...
Gang Leader (uncredited)
Sara Taft ...
Garden Party Woman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michael Winner

Written by

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Lewis John Carlino ... (screenplay)
 
Lewis John Carlino ... (story)

Produced by

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Robert Chartoff ... producer
Henry Gellis ... associate producer
Irwin Winkler ... producer

Music by

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Jerry Fielding

Cinematography by

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Richard H. Kline
Robert Paynter ... (European sequences)

Film Editing by

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Frederick Wilson ... (as Freddie Wilson)
Michael Winner ... (as Arnold Crust Jr.)

Editorial Department

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Frederick Wilson ... supervising editor (as Freddie Wilson)

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

Art Direction by

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Rodger Maus
Herbert Westbrook

Set Decoration by

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Robert De Vestel ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Phil Rhodes ... makeup artist (as Phillip Rhodes)

Production Management

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Clifton Brandon ... production manager: European sequences
Mario Mariani ... production manager: European sequences
Hal W. Polaire ... production supervisor (as Hal Polaire)
Vittorio Noia ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Francesco Cinieri ... assistant director
Peter Price ... assistant director
Jerome M. Siegel ... assistant director
Antonio Tarruella ... second unit director
Mel Efros ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Eugene Booth ... property master (as Eugene T. Booth)
Ray Traynor ... property master
Barry Wilkinson ... stand-by props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Russ Hill ... dialogue editor
Brian Paxton ... sound re-recordist
Terry Rawlings ... dubbing editor (as Terence Rawlings)
Burdick S. Trask ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Richard Albain ... special effects (as Richard F. Albain)

Stunts

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Alan Gibbs ... stunt coordinator (as Alan R. Gibbs)
Greg Anderson ... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Ferguson ... stunt performer (uncredited)
James M. Halty ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts ... stunts (uncredited)
David Watson ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Albert Bettcher ... camera operator (as Al Bettcher)
Colin J. Campbell ... gaffer
Clyde Hart ... key grip (as Clyde W. Hart)
Norman Jones ... camera operator
Eric D. Andersen ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jerry Sandler ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Robert M. Stevens ... second assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lambert Marks ... costumer

Music Department

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Jerry Fielding ... conductor / composer: source cues (uncredited) / music supervisor (uncredited)
Dick Lewzey ... music recordist (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lennie Niehaus ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Alfred Schultz ... transportation (as Alfred F. Schultz)

Other crew

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Jeffrey Benjamin ... assistant to producer
Pamela Carlton ... continuity
Stephen Cory ... assistant to director
Betty Crosby ... script supervisor
Janet Crosby ... secretary to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A professional hit man is planning to retire, always a difficult move for one in such a profession. A young apprentice appears to be eager to learn all the skills of the trade - but is that all he wants? Written by Steve Crook

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Taglines Clean. Fast. Professional. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Killer of Killers (United States)
  • Le flingueur (France)
  • Kalter Hauch (Germany)
  • Fríamente... sin motivos personales (Spain)
  • Professione: assassino (Italy)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Cliff Robertson was originally cast as Arthur Bishop, with Jeff Bridges as Steve McKenna. See more »
Goofs When Charles Bronson reads the lips of the men in the park, he hands Jan Michael-Vincent a tape recorder and tells him to turn it on, ostensibly to record what he is reading. However, he only pushes "Play", not "Record". See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Clock (2010). See more »
Soundtracks String Quartet Op.18 No.6 (2nd Movement) See more »
Quotes Arthur Bishop: Murder is only killing without a license.
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