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Power Play (1978)

Not Rated | | Thriller, Drama | 1 November 1978 (UK)
A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the ... See full summary »

Director:

Martyn Burke

Writers:

Edward N. Luttwak (suggested by the book "Coup D'Etat" by), Martyn Burke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Colonel Zeller
David Hemmings ... Colonel Narriman
Donald Pleasence ... Blair
Barry Morse ... Jean Rousseau
Jon Granik Jon Granik ... Raymond Kasai
Marcella Saint-Amant Marcella Saint-Amant ... Mrs. Rousseau
George Touliatos ... Barrientos
Chuck Shamata ... Hillsman
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Aramco
Harvey Atkin ... Anwar
August Schellenberg ... Minh
Eli Rill Eli Rill ... Dominique
Dick Cavett ... Himself
David Calderisi ... Blair's Assistant
Alberta Watson ... Donna
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A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the regime. However, the planned coup's leader, an infantry colonel, finds that in order to get the support he needs he must work with people he neither respects nor trusts, and soon comes to believe that their main opponent, the country's fearsome chief of the secret police, has planted a spy in their midst. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Their objective... to steal a nation! Their plan... to strike without warning! Their agreement... to share the spoils! Their only obstacle... each other!

Genres:

Thriller | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Power Play (1978)

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Overthrow See more »

Filming Locations:

Camp Borden, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD2,200,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Closing credits: The characters depicted in this motion picture are fictitious and any similarity to persons living or dead is entirely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Zeller: Those are not our tanks out there. They are my tanks.
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Excellent movie for countries with power grabber
7 August 2005 | by cesar-35See all my reviews

I find this movie quite interesting, I saw this movie in the Philippines during the height of the 1986 revolution in the Phil. I liked the way Peter O Toole played the character of a cunning officer. The treachery of the power grabbers was for real. Other cast and characters of the movie are good to their respective roles. I could not believe the setting was in Canada. I thought it was in Latin America. I recommend this movie to all countries with unstable political system. There's a lot of lesson you could learn from this movie. Its a warning to military adventurism and to those who wants to grab power unconstitutionally. I want to own a DVD copy of this movie. Where could I find it?


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