The Eiger Sanction

The Eiger Sanction


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Clint Eastwood both directed and starred in this thriller based on a novel by Trevanian. Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (Eastwood) is a professor of art history who formerly had a deadly secret life; he was a hired assassin working with an international intelligence organization. Normally content to collect and study art, Hemlock is forced by blackmail to perform one last hit, or, as the organization euphemistically calls it, a "sanction." The victim will be one of three men attempting a dangerous ascent of the Eiger, a beautiful but punishing mountain range in Swiss Alps. While Hemlock is an experienced mountaineer and willing to make the climb, he's troubled to discover that he does not know which of the other three men scaling the Eiger is his true target. The supporting cast includes George Kennedy and Jack Cassidy; the latter earned enthusiastic reviews for his over-the-top performance as a flamboyantly gay secret agent.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/1992
UPC: 0096896604330
Original Release: 1975
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Jonathan Hemlock
George Kennedy Ben Bowman
Vonetta McGee Jemima Brown
Jack Cassidy Miles Mellough
Heidi Bruhl Mrs. Montaigne
Thayer David Dragon
Reiner Schöne Freytag
Michael Grimm Meyer
Brenda Venus George
Gregory Walcott Pope
Dan Howard Dewayne
Siegfried Wallach Hotel Manager
Susan Morgan Buns
Jack Frey Cab Driver
Elaine Shore Miss Cerberus
Jean-Pierre Bernard Montaigne
Candice Rialson Art Student
Jack Kosslyn Reporter
Frank Redmond Wormwood
Walter Kraus Kruger

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director,Executive Producer
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
David Brown Executive Producer
Aurelio Crugnola Art Director
Robert Daley Producer
Hal Dresner Screenwriter
Jim Fargo Asst. Director
Jennings Lang Producer
Warren B. Murphy Screenwriter
Frank Stanley Cinematographer
Charles Waldo Costumes/Costume Designer
George C. Webb Art Director
Ferris Webster Editor
Rod Whitaker Screenwriter
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Glenn Wright Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard D. Zanuck Executive Producer

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