Mike Locken is one of the principal members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them, one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend.
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Pain is Only a Side Effect, Death is the Cure
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Did You Know?
This film was the last collaboration between Sam Peckinpah
and Composer Jerry Fielding
, with Fielding stating that it was time for them to end their creative partnership. See more
During the several minute police chase, the cab containing the protagonist ends up traveling from Chinatown to Hunters Point/Bayview ( the old naval base is shown) in a short period of time. While the distance between the two areas is only 7 miles, to travel requires driving across the most dense parts of San Francisco and could normally take as long 45 minutes. See more
Got lots of girls?
Yeah, tons o' them. I send my extras over to Turkey for harem duty.
This film is a work of fiction. There is no company called Communications Integrity NOR ComTeg and the thought the C.I.A. might employ such an organization for any purpose is, of course, preposterous. See more
A longer version of the film exists which contains the graphic violence that was cut to obtain the PG rating. See more
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Music by Mabel Wayne
Sung by James Caan
and Robert Duvall See more