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Callan (1974)

Greg Callan's cousin, David Callan top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination... See full summary »

Director:

Don Sharp

Writers:

James Mitchell (screenplay), James Mitchell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Woodward ... David Callan
Eric Porter ... Hunter
Carl Möhner ... Schneider
Catherine Schell ... Jenny
Peter Egan ... Toby Meres
Russell Hunter ... Lonely
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Waterman
Michael Da Costa Michael Da Costa ... The Greek (as Michael da Costa)
Veronica Lang Veronica Lang ... Liz, Hunter's Secretary
Clifford Rose ... Dr. Snell
David Prowse ... Arthur (as Dave Prowse)
Don Henderson ... George
Nadim Sawalha ... Padilla
David Graham ... Wireless operator
Yuri Borienko Yuri Borienko ... Security porter
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Storyline

Greg Callan's cousin, David Callan top agent/assassin for the S.I.S., was forced to retire because he had lost his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a German businessman. His former boss promises Callan that he'll be returned to active status if he follows orders, but as always Callan refuses to act until he knows why Schneider has been marked for death. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1975 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

The Neutralizer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby System®)| Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was adapted from series creator James Mitchell's 1969 novel "Red File for Callan" (aka "A Magnum for Schneider" and "Callan", the latter title being the reprinted tie-in to this film), an expansion of his 1967 teleplay Armchair Theatre: A Magnum for Schneider (1967). Events such as the training sequences, Range Rover road scare and "the Greek"'s subplot did not feature in the original drama. See more »

Goofs

As Callan opens Schneider's wall-safe, the action jiggles the picture hanging above it, which it clearly would not if the wall were real. See more »

Quotes

Hunter: Did you rebuke Lonely?
David Callan: [depressed] Yes.
Hunter: Sufficiently?
David Callan: [angry] He thinks so!
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Follows Callan (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Bonnie Blue Flag
(uncredited)
Traditional Irish tune, lyrics by Harry McCarthy
Arranged by Marcus Dods
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very good
23 April 2006 | by kawilliamson13See all my reviews

I thought the film was very good. I like others at first approached the film with a jaundiced view, specifically the totally different effect of the music. However once viewed several times ones' view changes and accepts the film / music / different "Hunter" etc. afresh. No one else could play Callan other than Edward Woodward, the effect of Eric Porter as the new "Hunter" also becomes part of the whole fabric. I have seen the film many times now and to change anything or to try to align it with the way Callan was presented for TV would be detrimental.Enjoy it as it stands without prejudice. One weak spot, the scene where Callan is located with Lonely in a pub by one of Mears' henchmen; you could never jam a kiosk door with a piece of folded up card!


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