A professional hit man is planning to retire, always a difficult move for one in such a profession. A young apprentice appears to be eager to learn all the skills of the trade - but is that all he wants?Written by
Steve Crook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The music score and source music were recorded at CTS (Cine-Tele Sound) Studios in London between August 7th and 11th, 1972. See more »
The Fiat car used by the Mechanic in the case in
Naples area is blown up. However the car is used again a few minutes later. Not only is the registration plate the same, it still has only one brake light working. See more »
[When Arthur is explaining to Steve about the rules in the martial art scene]
They won't hit each other or one of them would dead and that's against the law.
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The 1988 UK Warner video release was cut by 7 secs by the BBFC to remove closeup shots of a lock picking. The cuts were restored in the 2004 MGM DVD. See more »
Effective thriller stars Bronson as Arthur Bishop who teaches a younger assassin named Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent) the tricks of the trade. The Mechanic emerges at break-neck pace but once it gets started it becomes an engrossingly savage thriller. Also watch for the twist ending.
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