PG | | Action, Crime, Drama
When a U.S. Intelligence Agent is unable to bring a ruthless drug baron to justice, he resorts to hiring a contract killer. But the man with whom he is put in contact turns out to be an old friend.
Michael Caine admitted at the time that the script wasn't the best he had ever read, but agreed to make this movie regardless.
Is your father still alive?
John Deray: No.
Lucienne: Oh. Do you miss him?
John Deray: I used to miss him when he was alive. But now that he's dead, I can't remember him.
In the office scene when Inspector Briac offers Anthony Quinn's Steve Ventura a bottle of Château d'Yquem - stating he has been given a case of the wine - he opens the box and pulls out a green bottle. Château d'Yquem is a golden-colored Premier Cru Supérieur (Fr: "Superior First Growth") wine from the Sauternes, Gironde region in the southern part of the Bordeaux and is always in clear bottles to showcase the gold color. Briac was handling a green bottle which would have a red and the label color was even wrong..
When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. All cuts were waived in 1986 when the film was re-rated with a '15' certificate for home video.