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Shatter (1974)

R | | Action, Drama | March 1975 (USA)
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Shatter, an international hitman, is hiding out in Hong Kong after he has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him dead, including the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Michael Carreras, Monte Hellman (uncredited)

Writer:

Don Houghton (screenplay by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Whitman ... Shatter
Lung Ti ... Tai Pah (as Ti Lung)
Lily Li ... Mai-Mee
Peter Cushing ... Paul Rattwood
Anton Diffring ... Hans Leber
Yemi Goodman Ajibade Yemi Goodman Ajibade ... Ansabi M'Goya / Dabula M'Goya (as Yemi Ajibade)
Chia Yung Liu ... 1st Bodyguard (as Liu Ka Yong)
Pei Chi Huang ... 2nd Bodyguard (as Huang Pei Chi)
Ya Ying Liu ... Leber's Girl (as Liu Ya Ying)
Wai Lo ... Howe (as Lo Wei)
Tsan-Hsi Ma Tsan-Hsi Ma ... Thai Boxer (as James Ma)
Han Chiang ... Korean Boxer (as Chiang Han)
Hsiung Kao ... Japanese Boxer (as Kao Hsiung)
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Storyline

Shatter, an international hitman, is hiding out in Hong Kong after he has completed a contract out on an African leader. Shatter soon finds out that everyone wants him dead, including the crime syndicate, the cops and the brother of the African leader he killed. Shatter teams up with a kung fu expert to try to get the money that is owed to him. Various double crosses and fight scenes ensue. Written by Patrick Knightly <pjknight@polsci.umass.edu>

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He's the king of the hit men! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Him Mr. Shatter See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Monte Hellman worked for three weeks on the film as director. He shot all of the scenes involving Peter Cushing and Anton Diffring and very few of the fight sequences. See more »

Alternate Versions

The U.S Anchor Bay DVD featured the UK cinema print which was cut to remove a hook impaling and a man being shot and spitting blood during the dock fight. The German CMV Laservision disc is the fully uncut print. See more »

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Nice-looking but slow-moving
7 March 2003 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

Stuart Whitman was a good choice to play the burly and rough-edged hitman of the movie, but it's a pity that he doesn't get much of substance to do. The main fault is a slow-moving screenplay; after the first 20 minutes, it takes about half an hour before things really start to move again, and even after that point things don't really move that much faster. The various action scenes are only okay at best. Though the behind-the-scenes problems the movie suffered from don't make for any real glaring problems, there are still some notable holes here and there. However, the movie does give us a really scenic tour of early 1970s Hong Kong; if you are curious about what it was like to live there back then, the movie may be worth a look.


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