The unusual plot itself is a highlight, as this is a film which explores the meaning of the word 'internecine' (mutually destructive, as it happens). Michael Jayston, Ian Hendry and Harry Andrews are all very good, especially Harry Andrews. The final scene shows Elliot's lifeless body slumped over. The problem is that there are no characters to really sympathise or identify with. With James Coburn, Lee Grant, Harry Andrews, Ian Hendry. Awards Shrewd and unscrupulous former secret agent Prof. Robert Elliot (a marvelously ruthless portrayal by the always commanding and charismatic James Coburn) gets a chance to become a top adviser to the President of the United States. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. THE INTERNECINE PROJECT is an intriguing little thriller made as a collaboration between the UK and West Germany. One wonders how many political appointees today have had to think up there own internecine projects in order to assure their Senate confirmations.
The movie begins (and ends) like a political movie,a la Pakula .But if the "hero" is blamed for butchering democracy ,the essential is a thriller ,some very special "domino theory" .To get rid of some people who become embarrassing,the professor (a spy) ,pushes the "divide and rule" concept to its absolute limits and ,although completely implausible (all works out much too well) , displays an implacable logic in his sinister plans.Probably not great,but not derivative,and rather gripping.
Capably directed by Ken Hughes, with a gripping and ingenious script by Barry Levinson and Jonathan Lynn, a steady pace, lively cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth, a gritty, serious, no-nonsense tone, a robust and rousing score by Roy Budd, a substantial amount of tension, several startling moments of savage violence (a shower murder set piece is especially harsh and shocking), a tough and cynical central theme about the vicious extremes some people will resort to so they can acquire true power, and a real corker of a surprise ending, this unjustly overlooked item sizes up as one extremely effective and engrossing affair. I saw it a couple of times in the early 1980s and despite not seeing it for almost 25 years it's still lodged in my mind as being a clever thriller . A retired agent devises a cunning plan to eliminate those who know too much about his past. Homme A. Piest
Earlier in the evening, Baker had substituted Alex Hellman's insulin (Hellman being diabetic) with a lethal dose.
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A very good film on a superb music signed by Roy Budd, who also composed extraordinary music for "Fear Is the Key" and "Get Carter". The plot centres around former secret agent Robert Elliot ( Played suavely by James Coburn in one of his best roles) gaining a White House promotion , just the first step in a long and successful political career . The motive of industrial espionage is interesting and this movie unlike most similarly plotted movies of the time does not focus on cold war paranoia.
Set in London in the early 1970s, it tells the story of former secret agent Robert Elliot who is being promoted to a government advisor.
An idealistic rookie cop joins the L.A.P.D. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Former secret agent Robert Elliot (Coburn) will be promoted to government advisor. (1974). James Coburn is a slick white collar heavy in this twisty thriller, scripted by future directors Barry Levinson ("Rain Man"), who also produced, and Jonathan Lynn ("Clue"). The movie begins (and ends) like a political movie,a la Pakula .But if the "hero" is blamed for butchering democracy ,the essential is a thriller ,some very special "domino theory" .To get rid of some people who become embarrassing,the professor (a spy) ,pushes the "divide and rule" concept to its absolute limits and ,although completely implausible (all works out much too well) , displays an implacable logic in his sinister plans.Probably not great,but not derivative,and rather gripping.Main objection: Lee Grant's character is almost useless and her would be feminist journalist is only decorative. In order to make sure no-one will ever know about his dirty past, he has invented a very ingenious plan to get rid of his four helpers: he gets them all to unknowingly kill each other in the course of a single night. Title: Hardy Krüger's daughter, Christiane Krüger, is very beautiful and talented. Rent/buy from $2.99.
This largely forgotten film from the darkest days of the British film industry probably deserves to be better known, if only for the fact that it manages to make a long sequence in which one man sits alone in a room waiting for the phone to ring quite suspenseful. Meanwhile Bert Parsons' (Harry Andrews) misogyny is too cheesily scripted - his attitude needed subtlety and some backstory to be understandable and believable. to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. (as Phillip Anthony). His encounter with a beautiful young woman casts self doubt on his lifeblood, and influences him to resist carrying out the contract. Battersea Fun Fair, Battersea Park, Battersea, London, Greater London, England, UK, Eliot's Secretary This is a fantastic 1970's thriller set in England staring James Coburn in one of his best roles as Robert Elliot, an economics expert who is doing a little dirty work on the side for the US government.
A merc is hired by the F.B.I. Coburn is involved in industrial espionage rather than political, working for the military industrial complex itself rather than the government. The pages of the notebook have been saturated with a poison Baker had been working on. But it turns out that they're ahead of him. The pages of the notebook contain a message written to Elliot from scientist David Baker. Learn how and when to remove this template message, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Internecine_Project&oldid=956523380, Articles needing additional references from June 2019, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 13 May 2020, at 20:45.
Argo Hell or High Water Memento The Departed The Handmaiden. Very clever thriller from screenwriters Barry Levinson (who also produced) and Jonathan Lynn, adapting Mort W. Elkind's book "Internecine", though it does take a while to get this plot into motion (and involves a great deal of telephone ringing). Also, although it's all quite cleverly done, with a twist at the end, it is lacking in any real "action" or "movement" (a shortcoming Steve McQueen attempted to overcome with the beach buggy scenes in TTCA). A would-be criminal is taken in by a professional in the game, who teaches him how pickpockets work in teams. And his victims are people who have sold out or betrayed confidences for money. he is ordered to liquidate his own spy network in preparation for elevation to high office within the US political structure The Internecine Project But several people know too much about his sordid past, so he decides to make sure that they don't reveal anything.
At a Catholic public school, Benjamin "Benjie" Stanfield (Dominic Guard) is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard (Richard ... See full summary ».
When Baker returns, it goes off before he can stop it - apparently looking like an accident.
Shortly before leaving his house, he has received a package through the mail. This FAQ is empty. (Did nobody in showbusiness back then watch The Avengers??!!) Action. The intricate plot is broadly summarised as follows: Christina plants David Baker's own device in his home on a timer. In a vein similar to the James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.
A well made film that shows stars (some attaining super star status later in life )and locations to their best,very well directed.
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