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.
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Pain is Only a Side Effect, Death is the Cure
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Jerome, a weapons expert and salesman, is shown incorrectly inserting a magazine into an Uzi sub machinegun when the group is sailing into Suisun Bay to hide out. Worse, prior to trying to insert, he looks at the magazine, then tries to insert having to spin it around twice before he can do so. See more
Damn it, Mike! You're so busy doing their dirty work, you can't tell who the bad guys are!
Don't worry! I know who the bad guys are: anybody who tries to hurt me!
They're all tryin' to hurt you Mike! All the goddam power systems! All the wheelers and dealers at the top with their gin and fizzes! They need guys like you to do their bloodletting, while they're busy making speeches about freedom and progress! They're all full of bullshit! There's not one power system that really cares about its ...
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
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Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Music by Mabel Wayne
Sung by James Caan
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