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Shatter (1974)

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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 Pei Chi Huang ... 2nd Bodyguard (as Huang Pei Chi)
Ya Ying Liu ... Leber's Girl (as Liu Ya Ying)
Wai Lo Wai Lo ... Howe (as Lo Wei)
Tsan-Hsi Ma Tsan-Hsi Ma ... Thai Boxer (as James Ma)
Han Chiang Han Chiang ... Korean Boxer (as Chiang Han)
Hsiung Kao 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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MR. Shatter isn't crushproof, but cross him and he'll put you in a box! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Him Mr. Shatter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films,Shaw Brothers See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Three directors of photography are listed during the opening credits. John Wilcox was the original cinematographer. When he became ill, suffering from liver problems, his assistant Roy Ford took over. And when Michael Carreras took over as director, Brian Probyn became the DOP. See more »

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Shaw Brothers meets Hammer Films, part two!
13 May 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Shatter (1974) was the second time Shaw Brothers and Hammer Films worked together. This time around the results are not as wild and as entertaining as their previous collaboration (The Seven Golden Vampires) but it's worth your while.

Stuart Whitman plays your stereotypical all American actor (a type of role that would later be defined by two other great actors Scott Glenn and Fred Ward). He stars as Shatter, man of many skills. Like all people of his ilk, he has completed a job and all parties want him. Like all movie professionals he runs into the same problems (i.e. reneged contract, can't trust anybody, etc.). Peter Cushing guest stars as an English Special Agent as well as several Shaw Brothers' players (Lily Lee as the love interest and Ti Lung as Shatter's protectorate). Throw in Wei Lo (staff director of the Shaws) in a cameo and bit parts from Fung Hark-On and Lee Hoi Sang and viola! You have Shatter! Despite the lack of an interesting action direction (like Liu Chia Hua) the fight scenes are above average and they aptly showcase Ti Lung's skills (it's a shame that he never made it big time, his English wasn't bad and he has charisma).

Fun for all, recommended for Hammer Films fans and Shaw Brothers marks.


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