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The Way to Dusty Death (1996)

Not Rated | | Action | TV Movie 22 February 1998
Too many things have been going wrong in too many Formula One races. Johnny Harlow, world champion driver and apparent cause of the latest accident, decides the time has come to sort things... See full summary »

Director:

Geoffrey Reeve

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (novel), Paul Wheeler | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hamilton ... Beth MacAlpine
Simon MacCorkindale ... Johnny Harlow
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Gerhard Tracchia
Anthony Valentine ... James MacAlpine
Serena Scott Thomas ... Alexis Dunetskaya
Tom Burlinson ... Ike Jethou
Christopher Cazenove ... Paul Vincennes
Olegar Fedoro ... Braggi
Hidde Maas Hidde Maas ... Tom Hagen
Maurice Thorogood Maurice Thorogood ... Hans Jacobsen
Robert Swann Robert Swann ... Ray Calder
Désirée Nosbusch ... Claudette (as Desiree Nosbusch-Becker)
Katherine Reeve Katherine Reeve ... Mary Calder
Pieter Riemens Pieter Riemens ... The Man with the Dog (as Peter Riemens)
Joe Singelmann Joe Singelmann ... Warwick Lang
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Too many things have been going wrong in too many Formula One races. Johnny Harlow, world champion driver and apparent cause of the latest accident, decides the time has come to sort things out. And what he finds has nothing to do with cars.

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Action

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Luxembourg

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1998 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Full fart mot döden See more »

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Delux Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally written in the early 70' s, this was once considered as a starring vehicle for British Formula One ace, Jackie Stewart. See more »

Soundtracks

I Vow To Thee My Country
Music by Gustav Holst and lyrics by Cecil Spring-Rice
Sung by the Choir of Seaford College Chapel
Courtesy of Grasmere Music Ltd.
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Not as bad as all that...
1 March 2009 | by spankymacSee all my reviews

This is an extended soap opera, but it isn't atrocious. Not much appears to be left from the original novel, but it is worth watching if you like this sort of thing. If you were expecting James Bond, you'll be disappointed, but there's still a nice mystery underneath, and the acting is okay. Fans of Alistair McLean will find little to recognize here; the action scenes are subdued, the bad guys aren't particularly menacing, and there isn't any sexual tension among the players, except maybe a little between Désirée Nosbusch and Linda Hamilton, which never really comes to fruition. Still, it was significantly better than I was led to believe by one of the other reviews in this forum, and the whole thing tightens up admirably in the last half hour.


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