Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the I.R.A. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the I.R.A. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the I.R.A. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.
This is a thrilling movie about a family man who finds himself embarking on a criminal spree , containing moving sequences , intrigue , tension and sightseeing locations from London . This is an interesting thriller lavishly produced by Peter Snell and Samuel Z. Arkoff from American International and intriguing script by John Gay based on a story by Richard Johnson himself who plays efficiently an obstinate cop , too . It's full of action , tense , high intrigue , nail-biting chases , beautifully filmed and being very entertaining. From the beginning to the end the unstoppable tension and suspense is continuous. In the wake of The Day of Jackal by Fred Zinneman , including a breathtaking and overwhelming ending whose sequences are the movie's best . The runtime of the film is appropriate , 105 minutes approx. It is neither tiring , nor dull , but thrilling . Terrific performance by Rod Steiger as stubborn and cunning murderer . All-star-cast formed by prestigious secondary actors , mostly Britishmen . The top-notch support cast are as follows : Richard Johnson , Eric Porter , Lee Remick , John Shrapnel, Trevor Howard , Peter Egan , John Hallan , theatrical movie debut of Sir Patrick Stewart and look fot the little girl Patsy Kensit as Hennessy's daughter .
It packs adequate and atmospheric photography by Ernest Steward , reflecting spectacularly the noisy London streets , parks , monuments and sightseeing .As well as rousing and exciting musical score by John Scott .The motion picture , well produced by Peter Snell, was professionally directed by Don Sharp. He was a good British craftsman who directed all kinds of genres, thrillers , adventures , suspense , Fantasy , Sci-Fi , Terror , such as : "The Kiss of the Vampir , The Face of Fumanchu, The Brides of Fumanchu, Rocket to the Moon , Psychomania , Callan , Hennessy , The Four Feathers , The Thirty-Nine Steps, Bear Island , Secrets of the Phantoms Caverns" . Rating : 6.5/10. Acceptable and decent action movie . The picture will appeal to thriller buffs and Rod Steiger fans .
- Jul 1, 2021