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A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the regime. However, the planned coup's leader, an... See more »

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Colonel Zeller
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Colonel Narriman
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Blair
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Jean Rousseau
Jon Granik ...
Raymond Kasai
Marcella Saint-Amant ...
Mrs. Rousseau
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Barrientos
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Hillsman
Gary Reineke ...
Aramco
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Anwar
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Minh
Eli Rill ...
Dominique
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Self
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Blair's Assistant
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Donna
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Janitor
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Stauffenberg
Robert Goodier ...
President
John Bayliss ...
Tank Commander
Warren Van Evera ...
Old Terrorist
Sandra Scott ...
Donna's Mother
Gino Marrocco ...
Donna's Father
Bridget McCann ...
Marie Narriman
Terry Doyle ...
Ambassador
Eugene Amodeo ...
Photographer
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Colonel Lucas
Peter Jobin ...
Officer of Plane
Frank Praino ...
Deputy Minister
Richard Moffatt ...
Air Traffic Controller (as Richard Moffat)
Steve Pernie ...
Air Controller R.I.
Harvey Sokoloff ...
Radio Operator (as Harvey Sokolov)
Alan Rosenthal ...
Plane Pilot
Jean Cavall ...
Bartender
Géza Kovács ...
Blair Aide II (as Geza Kovacs)
Loris Biagini ...
Press Secretary
Jeannie Elias ...
Embassy Girl
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Tank Mechanic
Kathy May ...
Telephone Operator
Allan Aarons ...
Sergeant Major
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Torturer (uncredited)
Wolf Krakowski ...
Secret Police Technician (uncredited)

Directed by

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Martyn Burke

Written by

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Edward N. Luttwak ... (suggested by the book "Coup D'Etat" by)
 
Martyn Burke ... (written by)
 
Cliff Osmond ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Ronald I. Cohen ... executive producer
Bob Cooper ... executive producer (as Robert M. Cooper)
Christopher Dalton ... producer
Alain Delon ... producer
John M. Eckert ... associate producer
David Hemmings ... U.K. co-producer

Music by

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Ken Thorne

Cinematography by

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Ousama Rawi ... director of photography

Editorial Department

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Ian McBride ... assistant editor
Michael O'Farrell ... assistant editor
John Victor Smith ... supervising film editor

Casting By

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Karen Hazzard

Production Design by

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Karen Bromley

Makeup Department

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Sandy Bozzo ... hairdresser
Sandi Duncan ... assistant make-up (as Sandy Duncan)
Valli O'Reilly ... makeup supervisor (as Valli)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John Board ... first assistant director
Phil Desjardins ... assistant director
Keith Large ... assistant director
Laurie Seto ... assistant director
John Starke ... assistant director

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Jacques M. Bradette ... master propsman (as Jacques Bradette)
Anthony Greco ... set dresser
Nancey Pankiw ... assistant set dresser
Hilton Rosemarin ... propsman
Jill Scott ... assistant designer

Sound Department

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Barry Bergthorson ... boom operator
Terry Burke ... assistant sound editor
Douglas Ganton ... sound recordist
David Grimsdale ... assistant sound editor
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording (as Gerry Humphries)
Archie Ludski ... sound editor (as Archie Ludsky)
Alban Streeter ... sound editor

Special Effects by

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Joe Fitt ... special effects
John Gant ... special effects
Michael MacKinnon ... special effects assistant
Roy Whybrow ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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Richard Ayers ... stuntman
Marcel Bérubé ... stuntman (as Marcell Berube)
Brett Jacobsen ... stuntman
Terry Martin ... stuntman
Dwayne McLean ... stunt coordinator
John Stoneham Sr. ... stuntman (as John Stoneham)
Keith Wardlow ... stuntman
G.A. Winnington-Ball ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Greg Daniels ... best boy
Jonathan Hackett ... key grip
James B. Kelly ... second unit cameraman
Bill Reeves ... assistant second unit cameraman
Shin Sugino ... stillsman
Micky Wilson ... gaffer (as Mickey Wilson)
Richard Wincenty ... first assistant cameraman (as Rick Wincenty)
Lee Wright ... second grip
Ian Foulds ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Debbie Peck ... assistant casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Judith R. Gellman ... uniforms designer (as Judith Gellman)
Sheldon Kasman ... tailoring
Lynne MacKay ... wardrobe designer (as D. Lynne MacKay)
Orin Stonebridge ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Ken Goch ... location manager
Paul Riggs ... location auditor

Music Department

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Ken Thorne ... conductor

Script and Continuity Department

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Sarah Grahame ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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David Coatsworth ... transport supervisor

Additional Crew

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Prudence Emery ... unit publicist
Shirley Gill ... production accountant
Alan Goluboff ... production assistant
Andrea Kolchinsky ... researcher: New York
Caroline Langley ... European consultant
Rory Maclean ... assistant to U.K. co-producer (as Rory MacLean)
Christopher Neame ... European consultant
Wm. R. Stewart ... military consultant (as Major Wm. R. Stewart {Retd})
Candice Tidy ... production secretary (as Candace Tidy)
Stephanie Tiepelt ... European consultant

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Plot Summary

A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the regime. However, the planned coup's leader, an infantry colonel, finds that in order to get the support he needs he must work with people he neither respects nor trusts, and soon comes to believe that their main opponent, the country's fearsome chief of the secret police, has planted a spy in their midst. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines In the game of treason only fools play by the rules. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le jeu de la puissance (Canada, French title)
  • Coup D'État (Canada, English title)
  • Le Jeu de la puissance (France)
  • Asalto al poder (Spain)
  • Gigantkuppet (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Budget CAD2,200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Peter O'Toole was paid just $125,000, his lowest payday of the 70's. See more »
Quotes Colonel Zeller: Those are not our tanks out there. They are my tanks.
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