The Killer Elite (1975)

Genres - Action, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 122 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This second-string Sam Peckinpah action film features James Caan as ex-CIA agent Mike Locken, who has retired due to injuries received at the hands of his ex-partner George Hansen (Robert Duvall). But Mike is lured out of retirement to protect Yuen Chung (Mako), an Asian political leader. There's a contract out on Yuen Chung's life -- and the killer assigned to rub out Yuen Chung is none other than Mike's former partner, George Hansen. The confrontation between the two leads to a showdown on a decaying naval vessel between Mike's forces and a group of ninja warriors.

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assassination, betrayal, dog, double-cross, espionage, handicap, political-intrigue, POW/MIA, revenge, Secret-Service