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Project: Kill (1976)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | October 1976 (USA)
A former government assassin flees a mind-control program in the Philippines, pursued by his ex-partner, the local police and Asian gangsters.

Director:

William Girdler

Writers:

Galen Thompson (as Donald G. Thompson), David Sheldon (story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Nielsen ... John Trevor
Gary Lockwood ... Frank Lassiter
Nancy Kwan ... Lee Su
Vic Silayan Vic Silayan ... Chief Insp. Cruz
Vic Diaz ... Alok Lee
Galen Thompson Galen Thompson ... Carl Wagner
Carlos Salazar Carlos Salazar ... Insp. Ortiz
Pamela Parsons Pamela Parsons ... Lynn Walker
Maurice Downs Maurice Downs ... Hook
Franco Zarrate Franco Zarrate ... Lung Set
Louis Florentino Louis Florentino ... Ramon
Henry Salcedo Henry Salcedo ... Business Hood
Mark LeBuse Mark LeBuse ... Herman Kitolis
Ibarro Santos Ibarro Santos ... Hotel Clerk
Romy Blanco Romy Blanco ... Alok's Hood
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Storyline

John Trevor escapes from the military base where he commanded Project: Kill, a mind control experiment that used drugs to create bodyguards and assassins for the United States and makes his way to the Philippines. Soon Trevor finds himself in love with Lee Su and feeling the withdrawal symptoms from the drugs for the mind control that make him very dangerous not only to himself but everyone around him. His former second in command Project: Kill agent Frank Lassiter has been ordered to find him before the with drawl effects become too violent and before he sells out the program. Asian mobster Alok Lee is also after Trevor in the hopes of getting the secrets of Project: Kill. Time is running out for Trevor as the with drawl becomes worse, Lassiter, the Philippine police, and Lee's men close in on him. Written by timdalton007

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Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Philippines

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guardian See more »

Filming Locations:

Luzon, Philippines See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The head of the company originally set to distribute the film was found murdered shortly before it was to go into international release. It received spotty distribution because the rights were tied up in legal wrangling over the victim's estate for several years. See more »

Goofs

Hook begins to refill Jonathan's glass when Carl tells him to, but in the next shot he's refilling Carl's glass. See more »

Quotes

John Trevor: [addressing a room full of recruits] Now what you've just seen is a re-enactment of a successful interdiction operation that took place six years ago. Interdiction and protective reaction; those will be your areas of duty. This unit which you're all so hot to become members of, came about because of the events that occurred in the early sixties. It is the only effective means of combating political assassination by the interception and the destruction of the assassin himself.
John Trevor: [he continues] Now, ...
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Referenced in The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lonely World
Lyrics by Sid Wayne
Music by Robert O. Ragland
Sung by Pilita Corrales
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Why, God, why?
11 April 2007 | by rjvspursSee all my reviews

I have seen many movies throughout my life just like the next guy. This was something special. Project Kill is the worst movie I have ever seen. I actually bought this movie because of the comments made on this website and thought to myself that it can't be THAT bad. Boy was I wrong about that. This movie was rated R back in 1977 and after viewing it, I have yet to find out why. Just a few things that made this film horrible include: The dialogue has inflections that don't make sense where they are placed, the "fight" scenes are so fake I almost started throwing things at the TV, and Nancy Kwan's role in this gem is absolutely pointless. This movie is so bad, I just had to force myself to laugh during some parts to avoid an aneurysm. Godspeed to those who want to subject themselves to this torture.


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