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Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Internecine Project (1974)

A former secret agent (James Coburn) is offered a position as an adviser to the President Of The United States. However, before he takes on that position, there are four people (Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry, Michael Jayston, Christiane Kruger) who know too much about his past that he will have to eliminate. In a complex, timed to the last minute plan; all four will be murdered on the same night ..... if the plan works. This clever political thriller, part of those 1970s paranoid "don't trust the government" flicks like THE PARALLAX VIEW, is a diabolical piece of cinematic chicanery when it sticks to the narrative. But it's mired down by a tiresome romantic subplot involving Lee Grant (SHAMPOO) as a political journalist. Directed by Ken Hughes (CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG) from a script by Barry Levinson (no, not the director of RAIN MAN) and Jonathan Lynn (CLUE). Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth. With Keenan Wynn and Julian Glover.

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