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Who? (1974)

After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the States, no one can tell if it's really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

John Gould (screenplay), Algis Budrys (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Gould ... Sean Rogers
Trevor Howard ... Colonel Azarin
Joseph Bova Joseph Bova ... Dr. Martino / Lucas Martino
Edward Grover ... Finchley (as Ed Grover)
John Lehne John Lehne ... Haller
James Noble ... General Deptford
Lyndon Brook ... Dr. Barrister
Michael Lombard ... Dr. Besser
Kay Tornborg Kay Tornborg ... Edith
Joy Garrett Joy Garrett ... Barbara
John Stewart ... Frank Heywood
Bruce Boa ... Miller
Fred Vincent Fred Vincent ... Douglas
Alexander Allerson ... Dr. Kothu
Ivan Desny ... General Stürmer
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Storyline

After an American scientist is severely injured and scarred in a car crash along the border with East Germany, he is captured by East German military. The scientists use metal implants to save him. Once he's back in the States, no one can tell if it's really him, so an intelligence specialist must determine who is under the "mask".

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The kill machine with the megaton mind


Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robo Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film may have had a press showing in Britain in 1974, but it never opened commercially in British cinemas. It was unseen in the UK until a BBC television showing in 1976. See more »

Goofs

Just before the assassin's car, disguised as an escort vehicle, start shooting at the masked scientist, the driver's side is clearly dented all along. When it storms off just after, it is undamaged. See more »

Quotes

Lucas Martino: You think panic has something to do with the heart racing, the nerves getting tense, the breath getting labored? Mine doesn't. But I'm in a constant state of panic, Mr. Rogers. My mind is poised for flight. I'm on the edge of screaming all the time, except that if I did more people would stare at me and that would make me scream more until I wouldn't be able to stop!
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Who? Who Cares!
22 July 2009 | by RindianaSee all my reviews

Just when you think Cold War espionage films can't get any more absurd, along comes this positively robotic sleep-inducer, which strives to be much more clever than it actually is.

To be frank, the plot itself has opportunities for a nice if silly play on identities and the shuffled chronology offers a good basic premise, but it's all ruined by weak direction, a lame narrative, lackadaisical acting (although Gould is his usual lovably crumpled self) and a terrible score.

Dumas used an iron mask to much better effect...

3 out of 10 ridiculous car chases


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