Joseph Rearden (Paul Newman) takes the fall for a robbery and winds up in the Scrubs. From there, he escapes in the company of a convicted spy and is taken to a remote manor at an unknown location where he is kept isolated. He overpowers his guard and flees, but nothing is quite what it seems in this drama of intrigue as Rearden pursues his quarry from Ireland to Malta.
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...and the only one who can save him is DEAD.
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Did You Know?
This movie was released two years after its source novel "The Freedom Trap" by Desmond Bagley
was published. See more
There is a scene with Paul Newman swimming in a harbor in Malta. They obviously had no shot with him going back toward the yacht he had just escaped as they needed, so they ran a segment of film backwards. (His movement and wake left in the water are dead giveaways.) See more
Sir George Wheeler
Even the best of politicians have to compromise sometimes.
UK theatrical release was cut for violence to secure an AA rating with heavy edits to the beating of Reardon and shots of Gerda being kicked and hit with a gun. All later video and DVD releases are uncut and 15 rated. See more
Referenced in No Country for Old Men