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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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Action | Thriller

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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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This movie's main American release movie poster features a strong use of silhouette in its imagery. Silhouettes were a strong component of Maurice Binder's opening title sequences in the James Bond film franchise, of which Sir Sean Connery had been a major part. See more »

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Soundtracks

Sweet Sweet Baby Girl
Music composed by Michael Kamen
Vocals 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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Not a great film, but if you can imagine Connery as an Arab..
7 February 2006 | by MovieBuff63See all my reviews

It has an interesting plot, and a political message. Imagine the Saudis sending a man of peace to the UN, to change OPEC. Other than that, it resembles Day of the Jackal in some respects, and Cornelia Sharpe is dazzling. Scenes of New York prior to 9/11 are always poignant, and Connery does a fine job. His "conversion" sparks a multitude of organizations to try to stop him from doing further damage. There is much to look at, and the pace is fast. I enjoyed his pleasure at confronting the UN members from the Mid-East who were outraged by his refusal to parrot the OPEC line. There is always a "next man"... or woman...who has a mission to perform.


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