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Funeral for an Assassin (1974)

PG | | Crime, Drama | February 1977 (USA)
A professional assassin has a vendetta against his former employer for their betrayal and his subsequent imprisonment.

Director:

Ivan Hall

Writer:

Walter Brough
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Morrow ... Michael Cardiff
Peter van Dissel Peter van Dissel ... Capt. Evered Roos
Gaby Getz Gaby Getz ... Julia Ivens
Sam Williams Sam Williams ... Umzinga
Stuart Parker Stuart Parker ... Commander Overbeek
Gillian Garlick Gillian Garlick ... Nurse Susan Schoenfeld
Siegfried Mynhardt Siegfried Mynhardt ... Judge William Whitfield
Norman Coombes ... Fourie
Chris Bezuidenhout Chris Bezuidenhout ... Karl Yates
Albert Raphael Albert Raphael ... Claude Ormsby
Bruce Anderson Bruce Anderson ... Prime Minister
Johan Brewis Johan Brewis ... Reverend Martin Hemsley
Gwynne Davies Gwynne Davies ... Magdalena Stewart
Nimrod Motlhabane Nimrod Motlhabane ... Black Policeman (as Nimrod Motchabane)
John Boulter John Boulter ... Surgeon
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A professional assassin has a vendetta against his former employer for their betrayal and his subsequent imprisonment.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Banned in 1974 by the then all powerful South African censors for no apparent reason and then unbanned just as quickly, again for no apparent reason. See more »

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Wow! But Not In A Good Way
26 May 2009 | by retrogamesSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you won't see on TV in most countries anymore, it could have been an average late night time filler. Reasonably well made c-grade stuff (but dated looking) with some good actors, but the one thing that it contains that will have you looking twice is the Star Vic Morrow "blacking up" more than once in the movie to pass as a local and apparently getting away with it (with the actors on screen at least). The film itself is a bit overlong and not really anything special, and something you will find on lots of those budget 50 or 100 "movie packs" on DVD. I wouldn't advise you looking for it as its far more 'talky' than action, like a strange episode of a 70's cop show thats more than double the length it should be but with no extra budget or script. Im waffling on now just to fill the space required for reviews here, but let me finish by saying this is a strange curiosity from a bygone age.


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Country:

USA | South Africa

Language:

English | Afrikaans

Release Date:

February 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hora do Assassino See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Mono

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