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Directors:
Writers:
Ronald Buck (screenplay)
Jack Gross Jr. (screenplay)
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Release Date:
August 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Joe Ryan had but one life to give for his country. The CIA asked him for it twice.
Plot:
An ex-soldier is recruited by the FBI to go undercover in L.A. and find other ex-soldiers who are part of a drug-dealing gang. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Complete Misfire Despite Talented Cast See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tom Stern ... Joe Ryan

Telly Savalas ... Redford

Robert Vaughn ... Neilson

John Marley ... Police Captain

Burgess Meredith ... Freedom Lovelace

Ivan Dixon ... Simon

Jeff Corey ... Clinic Doctor
Marilyn Akin ... Angeline

Marlene Clark ... Saddle
Belinda Palmer ... Tracy
Mario Alcalde ... Jason

Peter Lawford ... Government Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Jon Carlson ... Cast Member
Don Carter ... Unknown
Lane Slate
Russ Dodson ... Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Lane Slate 
Tom Stern 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ronald Buck  screenplay
Jack Gross Jr.  screenplay
Jack Gross Jr.  story
Buddy Ruskin  screenplay
Buddy Ruskin  story

Produced by
Frank Avianca .... executive producer
Lane Slate .... producer
Tom Stern .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Alan Stensvold 
 
Film Editing by
Danford B. Greene 
 
Casting by
Ross Brown (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Jeremy Kay 
 
Art Direction by
Ned Parsons 
 
Makeup Department
Greg LaCava .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clark L. Paylow .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Farfan .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry McFarland .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David M. Ronne .... sound (as David Ronne)
Hal Watkins .... sound
 
Stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunts
Jerry Randall .... action scenes coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn Roland .... camera operator: second unit
Glenn Roland .... lighting gaffer: second unit
 
Editorial Department
Scott Conrad .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Kirby Johnson .... music coordinator
Gavin Murrell .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Claudia Bousman .... production secretary (uncredited)
Lorafay Davis .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Chester Fox .... publicist (uncredited)
Doris Grau .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Randee Lynne Jensen .... assistant to executive producer (uncredited)
Carmen Krear .... accountant (uncredited)
Jim Pettinotti .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sandy Stundel .... publicist (uncredited)
David Wheeler .... car technical advisor (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Trip to Kill" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK, USA (video title)
"Δραπέτες δίχως άσυλο" - Greece
"Andra gången gillt" - Sweden
"Armottoman kova kundi" - Finland
"Dolofoneiste ton iroa" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Drapetes dihos asylo" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Ein Mann greift zur Waffe" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"Huumeviidakko" - Finland (video title)
"Il piccione d'argilla" - Italy
"Isca Humana" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Minagoroshi L.A konekushon" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Pigeon d'argile" - France (imdb display title)
"Super-panseren slår til" - Denmark (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Australia:RC (original rating) (1972) | Australia:R18+ (re-rating on appeal) (1972) | Finland:K-18 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (cut) | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film's premiere in Boston benefited Project Turnabout, a drug rehab program in Hull, Mass.See more »
Quotes:
Redford:Quite by accident we stumbled upon a ding-a-ling with a great deal of ability.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Ain't Gwine Whistle Dixie (Anymo')See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Complete Misfire Despite Talented Cast, 8 September 2003
Author: Auric2003 from New York

Low-budget thriller features Tom Stern as Vietnam war hero, of late a hippy in L.A. He's set up as the bait by cop Telly Savalas to lure drug lord Robert Vaughn into a trap. Amateurishly directed, despite a talented cast- including Burgess Meredith, John Marley, Ivan Dixon and a (wisely)unbilled Peter Lawford. Director Stern manages to make all of these thespians appear at their worst. The script features endless "hip" dialogue that has dated badly and the production values have all the merit of a porno film. Only the finale staged in the Hollywood Bowl has even a modicum of style and suspense. Vaughn, whose character inexplicably wears a variety of goofy hats, was allegedly paid the (then) sizable sum of $500,000 for his role. This probably exhausted the remaining production budget. There are endless, poorly edited sequences involving dune buggy chases, though the audience might be stirred from their slumber by the frequent nudity. Not out on video in the U.S, but available in the U.K. as "Trip to Kill"

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