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The Deadly Recruits (1986)

PG-13 | | Thriller | TV Movie
Based on the novel by Anthony Price and originally aired in the UK as part of the "Chessgame" television series, this British spy thriller stars Terence Stamp as David Audley, former Oxford professor turned intelligence agent.

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Roger Tucker

Writers:

John Brason (screenplay), Anthony Price (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Willoughby Gray ... Sir Geoffrey Hobson
Terence Stamp ... David Audley
Michael Culver ... Nick Hannah
Peter Alexander Peter Alexander ... Police Constable
John Horsley ... Sir Alex Russell
John Welsh ... Mr. Dingle
Carmen Du Sautoy ... Faith Audley
Matyelok Gibbs Matyelok Gibbs ... Jean Sherman
Richard Pearson ... Handforth-Jones
Seymour Green Seymour Green ... Charles Epton
Robin Sachs ... Hugh Roskill
Bogdan Kominowski ... Seddon
Alexandra Stordy Alexandra Stordy ... Angel
Caroline Bliss ... Polly Epton
Anthony Calf ... Dan Machlachlan
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Based on the novel by Anthony Price and originally aired in the UK as part of the "Chessgame" television series, this British spy thriller stars Terence Stamp as David Audley, former Oxford professor turned intelligence agent.

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Nice compact little thriller with Cold War overtones
15 March 2003 | by mleeperSee all my reviews

DEADLY RECRUITS is an unusual and unexpectedly intelligent spy thriller made for British television. A motorcycle accident leads two government agents to investigate a series of disappearances from among the best and brightest students at Oxford University. The case takes some unexpected twists. The plot can be a little hard to follow at times and requires careful attention as well as a nodding acquaintance with British slang on occasions. There is also some nice dry English wit. The cast is good, particularly Michael Culver, a familiar face from films including THUNDERBALL and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Terence Stamp plays a most irritating government agent. Also look for Art Malik as a student.


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