In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the U.S., a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries, and scouts.
Mike Locken is one of the principal members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them, one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to protect someone, goes down in flames. He is nearly crippled, but with braces is able to again become mobile. For revenge as much as anything else, Mike goes after his ex-friend.Written by
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The final sequence was filmed aboard a "Victory" cargo ship that served in World War II and the Vietnam War, and also on-board the Mothball Fleet in Suisun Bay. See more »
Weyburn tells Lochen to sail to the mothball fleet located in (phonetically) "SOO-SEE-OON" Bay. It is actually pronounced "SOO-SOON" Bay. See more »
Weyburn will never put you back in harness. No way, Mike. And, uh, if you don't mind, don't drop around the shop, huh? The higher-ups don't like it, and it makes the boys nervous, y'know, clump-clumping around. Doesn't fit in with the Muzak.
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This film is a work of fiction. There is no company called Communications Integrity NOR ComTeg and the thought the C.I.A. might employ such an organization for any purpose is, of course, preposterous. See more »
Swedish cinema version was pre-cut from 3365 m to 3110 m by the distributor (however no violent scenes was omitted). Then the Swedish censors cut the movie from 3110 m (114 min) to 3040m (111min). Some shootings and a karate fight were cut. See more »
Very good film, but not good for those who want the quick rush...
I have a friend who likes action films, but is not familiar with action films of the 70s. Every time I bring over a 70s flick, like this one, she complains that it's too slow and boring. I tell her that it's because there is a plot and character development that modern action films lack. She doesn't care about that, she just wants to see the action scenes and the violence. This is pretty typical of those who are hooked into music videos and video games that have no plot, no character development, are finished quickly, and exist only for immediate gratification of the need for an adrenaline rush, like one minute carnival rides. If this is what you like, you won't like this film. But if you enjoy good character and story development, you won't be disappointed.
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