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Rogue Male (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 22 September 1976
Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes ... See full summary »

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Clive Donner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Sir Robert Hunter
John Standing ... Major Quive-Smith
Alastair Sim ... The Earl
Harold Pinter ... Saul Abrahams
Michael Byrne ... Interrogator
Mark McManus Mark McManus ... Vaner
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Fisherman
Hugh Manning Hugh Manning ... Peale
Robert Lang ... Jessel
Cyd Hayman ... Rebecca
Ian East Ian East ... Muller
Philip Jackson ... 1st Seaman
Nicholas Ball ... 2nd Seaman
Maureen Lipman ... Freda
Ray Mort ... Gerald
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Storyline

Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogue Male See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This film is based on the Geoffrey Household book "Rogue Male", published in 1939. The main protagonist and the main antagonist remained unnamed in the novel. However, in 1982, a sequel was published, written by Household. In that novel, the main characters receive the names Raymond Ingelram and Von Lauen. The lawyer is named Saul Harding. See more »

Quotes

Interrogator: Sorry? You tried to shoot the greatest man the world has ever seen and you say you are sorry?
Hunter: It was a sporting stalk. I'm sorry because you don't have the wit to understand.
Interrogator: I went to school in England. You say I don't understand English?
Hunter: You understand English; you just don't understand Englishmen!
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Referenced in Brotherhood of the Popcorn (2015) See more »

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Saw it back in '76. Still haunts me.
16 June 2001 | by SonofUlyssesSee all my reviews

I was an American student back in '76 studying overseas at Oxford, and took a break from the books and just happened to see this movie from the beginning. What a thriller. I don't recall much of it; just that it captivated me throughout. I'm glad to now know the title of the show (from looking up O'Toole,) and is now going to be one of my pleasant pursuits at Blockbuster to find it and watch it again, now with my family and son!!


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