Robert Mitchum plays a controversial U.S. ambassador to Israel who tries to solve the Palestinian question while being criticized by all factions, which takes a turn when his wife begins having an affair with a PLO chief. Rock Hudson (in his last theatrical movie role) plays Mitchum's chief security officer who saves his life in an assassination attempt and tries to help him resolve the conflicts around them.
His career is in jeopardy... His marriage is in ruins... And his life is in danger... HE'S THROUGH NEGOTIATING.
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is not credited on the final credits and it says on his official site, "Menahem Golan
hired me to adapt my novel, Fifty Two Pickup and set it in Tel Aviv. I wrote two drafts and then told him to get another writer. He did and the result was The Ambassador
(1984) which has nothing to do with Fifty-Two Pickup. It has none of my characters, none of my situations, nothing. But he still owed me for the screen and had to pay up before he could release the picture. " See more
The guy in shades who keeps stalking the ambassador's wife through the streets vanishes from the story after detonating a bomb that almost killed her. His fate is never revealed and he's never seen again. See more
Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown