PG | | Action, Crime, Drama
A crime novelist is hired by a shady character to negotiate the return of stolen confidential documents.
This movie's MacGuffin are some stolen papers, documents, plans, and ledgers, which are owned by Abner Procane (John Houseman). Interestingly, a few years before this movie was made, Houseman appeared in the The Paper Chase (1973), in which he won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award. Charles Bronson's mission in this picture is to recover these papers, his charge being a kind of "paper chase" in a sense.
Det. Carl Oller:
Every time we find a stiff, you're around, now why is that?
Raymond St Ives: I guess I'm just lucky.
At the drive-in, a western is being shown. The same stampede sequence loops over and over, sometimes even in the same shot.