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Who? (1974)

After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the States, no one can tell if it's really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

John Gould (screenplay), Algis Budrys (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Sean Rogers
Trevor Howard ... Colonel Azarin
Joseph Bova Joseph Bova ... Dr. Martino / Lucas Martino
Edward Grover ... Finchley (as Ed Grover)
John Lehne John Lehne ... Haller
James Noble ... General Deptford
Lyndon Brook ... Dr. Barrister
Michael Lombard ... Dr. Besser
Kay Tornborg Kay Tornborg ... Edith
Joy Garrett Joy Garrett ... Barbara
John Stewart ... Frank Heywood
Bruce Boa ... Miller
Fred Vincent Fred Vincent ... Douglas
Alexander Allerson ... Dr. Kothu
Ivan Desny ... General Stürmer
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After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the States, no one can tell if it's really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".

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The kill machine with the megaton mind See more »


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Alexander Allerson is dubbed by David de Keyser. See more »

Goofs

When the assassin's car crashes after the failed attempt on Martini's life, it's clearly shown to be empty as it bursts into flames. See more »

Quotes

Lucas Martino: You think panic has something to do with the heart racing, the nerves getting tense, the breath getting labored? Mine doesn't. But I'm in a constant state of panic, Mr. Rogers. My mind is poised for flight. I'm on the edge of screaming all the time, except that if I did more people would stare at me and that would make me scream more until I wouldn't be able to stop!
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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A film I had never heard of or seen stills from is certainly worth a look
18 March 2021 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This is pretty strange. An eminent US scientist has been seized by the Russians and after an element of brainwashing seek to return him to act on their behalf. Unfortunately, perhaps, for them he has had a serious accident out there and has been given considerable surgical reconstruction. The upshot is that the guy looks like a tin man and it is hard to know if her really is who everyone thinks he is. It is a slight story with insufficient set-up for us to care one way or the other but as questions arise as to whether he even wants to be who he might be things get interesting and certainly no less weird as he strolls about trying to find himself. A film I had never heard of or seen stills from is certainly worth a look. For me, Trevor Howard just about holds it together but Elliott Gould is brilliant and makes it all much better than it might have been.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who? See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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