Douglas Hickox (1975)

A Certificate


Our Score
In this crime drama, Richard Attenborough plays the Scotland Yard police officer whose job it is to make sure visiting American cop John Wayne plays things by the book. It's essentially a western transported to London, with red double-deckers instead of stagecoaches and hangovers from swinging London. It's also a blatant rip-off of Clint Eastwood's Coogan's Bluff and Dirty Harry, which Wayne bitterly regretted turning down after seeing the film. But Wayne's ten-gallon charisma carries the movie and Attenborough looks fairly gobsmacked by acting with such a living legend.


A Chicago cop traces a fugitive gangster to London and teams up with Scotland Yard to secure his extradition to America to stand trial - but the hunter becomes the prey when a professional hitman intervenes. Thriller, starring John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, Mel Ferrer and John Vernon.

Cast & Crew

Jim Brannigan John Wayne
Commander Swann Richard Attenborough
Jennifer Thatcher Judy Geeson
Mel Fields Mel Ferrer
Larkin John Vernon
Charlie James Booth
Captain Moretti Ralph Meeker
Gorman Daniel Pilon
Drexel Del Henney
Traven John Stride
Jimmy the Bet Brian Glover
Freddy Anthony Booth
Luana Lesley-Anne Down
Julian Barry Dennen
Carter Jack Watson
Geef Don Henderson
Miss Allen Kathryn Leigh Scott
Angell Arthur Batanides
Alex Stewart Bevan
Motorcycle rider Tony Robinson
Director Douglas Hickox
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdGuidance: Edited for some of its language and violence. Available on: video and DVD