Don Sharp (1974)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In 1967, James Mitchell turned his novel A Red File for Callan into an Armchair Theatre production called A Magnum for Schneider. This movie expands the play to feature-length to cash in on the success of the popular TV series. Considering how well-established Callan was, the film is disappointingly slow off the mark. But, thanks to Don Sharp's slick direction, the pace eventually begins to pick up, with Edward Woodward giving an excellent performance as the former agent whose ruthless professionalism belies a highly developed conscience. Although the emphasis is more on character than action, the car chase is particularly memorable.


A former government hitman is persuaded to return to duty to kill a German businessman, supposedly involved in arms smuggling and terrorism. However, the assassin soon begins to wonder if his superiors are telling him everything. Spy thriller based on the TV series, starring Edward Woodward, Eric Porter, Carl Mohner, Catherine Schell and Russell Hunter.

Cast & Crew

Callan Edward Woodward
Hunter Eric Porter
Schneider Carl Mohner
Jenny Catherine Schell
Lonely Russell Hunter
Meres Peter Egan
Waterman Kenneth Griffith
Snell Clifford Rose
Arthur David Prowse
Director Don Sharp
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video