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Rogue Male (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 22 September 1976
Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter (Peter O'Toole) takes aim at Adolf Hitler (Michael Sheard) with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and ... 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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Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter (Peter O'Toole) takes aim at Adolf Hitler (Michael Sheard) 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

Movie debut of Philip Jackson (1st Seaman). See more »

Quotes

Interrogator: Life is not a game of cricket, my friend.
Hunter: No... Pity.
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Connections

Version of Man Hunt (1941) See more »

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If not the nazis, then I wud have definitely removed the fingernails of the hunter for failing to assassinate Hitler.
13 September 2019 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I first saw this in the mid 90s on a vhs. Revisited it recently. This film is criminally underrated n it definitely deserves a remake with bigger budget, action sequences n a different ending.

The film is about a hunter who gets a chance to shoot Hitler but misses it. He is then tortured n left for dead by the nazis. He somehow manages to make his way back to his home country. Fearing of extradition n the nazis n local cops after him, he goes under the ground. Yes, literally under the ground. The film turns into a survival thriller n we come to kno that our hunter is the forefather of Rambo. The film is beautifully shot with some amazing countryside locations. The editing, acting n direction is top notch.

This film is based on a book. There is a 1941 film version. The writer of the Rambo series got heavily inspired by the book upon which this film is based on.


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