The Eiger Sanction (1975)

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Classical art professor and collector Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.




  • Clint Eastwood in The Eiger Sanction (1975)
  • George Kennedy, Clint Eastwood, THE EIGER SANCTION, 1977, Universal, I.V. George_Kennedy
  • Clint Eastwood and George Kennedy, THE EIGER SANCTION, 1977, Universal, I.V. George_Kennedy
  • Brenda Venus in The Eiger Sanction (1975)
  • Clint Eastwood in Kelly's Heroes (1970)
  • Clint Eastwood in The Eiger Sanction (1975)

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20 November 2005 | dylan-ransom
| Great film
I absolutely love this movie. The only reason I cannot give it a 9 or 10 is because the premise is just a bit too unbelievable. Eastwood is a stud for doing his own stunts. The climbing sequences had a few minor errors, but all considered, the most accurate movie adaptation of climbing with the possible exception of "Storm and Sorrow". I felt like I was there with the climbers, cold and scared and forced to continue. The dialogue on the mountain is "rock" solid.

If you're looking for a well-developed action flick with a dash of spy stuff, watch this movie. Eastwood has done so many great movies that it's hard to rank this one- it's not his best, but it is wonderful.

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Release Date:

21 May 1975


English, German

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Eiger, Bernese Alps, Switzerland

Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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