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Callan

  • Thriller
  • Drama
  • 1974
  • Don Sharp
  • 101 mins
  • 15

Summary

Spy drama starring Edward Woodward as a veteran government agent who used to specialise in the "elimination of undesirables". Now out of favour with his bosses, he is unexpectedly assigned to kill a German businessman.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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CallanEdward Woodward
HunterEric Porter
SchneiderCarl Mohner
JennyCatherine Schell
MeresPeter Egan
LonelyRussell Hunter
WatermanKenneth Griffith
Hunter's secretaryVeronica Lang
SnellClifford Rose
ArthurDave Prowse
GeorgeDon Henderson

Crew

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DirectorDon Sharp

Details

Released on
1974-06-12
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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