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The 'Human' Factor (1975)

After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Peter Powell (original screenplay), Thomas Hunter (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Kennedy ... John Kinsdale
John Mills ... Mike McAllister
Raf Vallone ... Dr. Lupo
Barry Sullivan ... Edmonds
Rita Tushingham ... Janice
Shane Rimmer ... CIA Man
Thomas Hunter ... Taylor (as Tom Hunter)
Frank Avianca Frank Avianca ... Kamal
Haydée Politoff ... Pidgeon
Arthur Franz ... Gen. Fuller
Fiamma Verges Fiamma Verges ... Ann Kinsdale
Danny Huston ... Mark Kinsdale (as Danny Houston)
Richard Harrison Richard Harrison ... Jeffrey Kinsdale (as Ricky Harrison)
Hillary Lief Hillary Lief ... Linda Kinsdale
Michael Mandeville Michael Mandeville ... Phillips
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After his family is brutally murdered for an unknown reason, a computer engineer sets out to find those responsible.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every 24 hours an American family will be killed!...and only the human factor can stop it.

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Human Factor See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Eton See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Do not confound this Human Factor with another one, with the same title, even the French one, made four years later by Otto Preminger. Both last features of those directors. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when Kinsdale shoots the fleeing terrorist in the back, after his Colt 1911 runs out of ammunition, the slide does lock back, and he continues to pull the trigger with the gun making a clicking sound, as if it is a double action. The 1911 is a single action and will not make that sound. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Take anything, but not my family!
26 October 1999 | by stump69See all my reviews

Having just finished reading Maltin's one line summary of this film, I have to assume that he didn't see it, or has forgotten it if he did. "A violent, bloody chronicle..." he opines. Any man who truly loved his family would become violent and would spill the blood of those who took away his most cherished things on earth, his wife and children. I saw this film during it's initial release in Europe in 1975 and it gave me an enhanced appreciation for my family. I highly recommend it and will purchase it on DVD if it's available. The only reason I don't already own this film is I'd forgotten the title over the years. Thanks to the staff of IMDb for the excellent filmographies that allow searches of this type.


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