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Sudden Death (1977)

When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired C.I.A. operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an ... See full summary »

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Eddie Romero

Writer:

Oscar Williams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Duke Smith
Don Stroud ... Dominic Aldo
Felton Perry ... Wyatt Spain
John Ashley ... John Shaw
Thayer David ... Hauser
Aline Samson Aline Samson ... Maya
Larry Manetti ... Dan
Caruth C. Byrd Caruth C. Byrd
Chuck Courtney
Ken Metcalfe ... Ed Neilson
Jenny Green Jenny Green ... Jenny
Jess Barker
Nancy Conrad Nancy Conrad ... Melissa Smith
Angelo Ventura Angelo Ventura ... 'Buffalo' Tinker
Eddie Garcia ... Raoul Hidalgo
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When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired C.I.A. operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue, and a ruthless "syndicate of businessmen" intent on raping a South Pacific Island nation of its resources keep the pace fast.

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Robert Conrad is better than Dirty Harry!

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Døden slår ned See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Lousy Trash...
13 February 2017 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

Although made in 1977, this turgid mess of a film has the look and feel of a cheap, Golan Globus or Cannon movie from the cheesy 80's. We get a tired revenge tale, that is mind-numbingly boring and convoluted, and it seems like whoever made this thing was aware of that..so they added a lot of cheap, bloody violence in an effort to keep up interest. The look of "Sudden Death" is ugly and amateurish as well, and time has not been kind to this deservedly forgotten drivel. But I must give it credit for featuring the absolute WORST acting i have EVER seen in a movie before, and that includes the indie Blaxploitation movie "The Man From Harlem," which is honestly a MUCH better film than this one. At least that movie is fun to watch. Everyone involved in this mess looked absolutely mortified to be in it. I don't usually trash movies, but when i saw all the people actually PRAISING this crap, i had to even out the scales a bit. If you want to see a GOOD revenge thriller, skip "Sudden Death" and search out "Get Carter" starring Michael Caine; trust me, your brain will thank you for it...


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