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The Next Man (1976)

Influential Arab diplomat becomes the target of numerous assassination attempts, when he announces his plan to make peace with Israel by letting them join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (O.P.E.C.).

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Morton S. Fine (screenplay) (as Mort Fine), Alan Trustman (screenplay) (as Alan R. Trustman) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Khalil Abdul-Muhsen
Cornelia Sharpe ... Nicole Scott
Albert Paulsen ... Hamid
Adolfo Celi ... Al Sharif
Marco St. John ... Justin
Ted Beniades Ted Beniades ... Frank Dedario
Charles Cioffi ... Fouad
Jaime Sánchez ... New York Security
James Bulleit James Bulleit ... New York Security
Salem Ludwig Salem Ludwig ... Ghossan Kaddara
Tom Klunis ... Hatim Othman
Roger Serbagi Roger Serbagi ... Yassin (as Roger Omar Serbagi)
Armand Dahan Armand Dahan ... Abdel-Latif
Charles Randall Charles Randall ... Atif Abbas
Ian Collier Ian Collier ... Nicole's Contact
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Storyline

Khalil is an Arab diplomat who wants to not only make peace with Israel, but admit the Jewish state as a member of O.P.E.C. This instantly makes him a target for a series of ingeniously conceived assassination attempts, most of which he foils with the aid of his friend Hamid and his girlfriend Nicole. But can he trust even them? Written by John A. Barnes <john.barnes@pfizer.com>

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In the world of spying and dying, love is the ultimate weapon.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Hit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sir Sean Connery once said of his role in This movie: "I took the part of Khalil in The Next Man (1976) based on reasoning that I always use. I thought him to be an interesting character. He is a contemporary man in every sense of the word: sportsman, diplomat, lover, intellectual, a complete man of our times." See more »

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Features King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata In G For Flute And Guitar
Composed By Giannini P.D.
Arranged By Michael Kamen
(P) 1976 Jaycee Productions, Buddah Records Inc.
© 1976 Soultown Music Inc.
All music published by Soultown Music Inc./BMI 1976
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Soft Brown Eyes
18 May 2017 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

The Next Man (1976)

Plot In A Paragraph: Influential Arab diplomat (Connery) becomes the target of numerous assassination attempts, when he announces his plan to make peace with Israel by letting them join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

I kind of wish Connery never made this one, as it is sandwiched in the middle of five great performances (3 before and the 2 that follow)

Playing The Saudi Arabian Minister Of State, but still doing nothing to change his natural accent, Connery kind of phones this one in. There is a sequence in the Bahamas, where he suddenly turns into 007 briefly.

Cornelia Sharpe is gorgeous as the freelance assassin Connery falls in love with. Other than that, there is not a lot to say about this one. Except the phrase "soft brown eyes" which is a line I remembered from seeing this in the 80's.

The Next Man tanked hard at the domestic box office and the DVD I bought was annoyingly expensive too.


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