Target of an Assassin (1976, SAF) C-105m. ** D: Peter Collinson. Starring Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Simon Sabela, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo. Interesting if contrived thriller filmed in South Africa. Quinn is fine as a male nurse, who sees no way out of his problems but to kidnap a patient at his hospital, the president of an African country. Little do they know that there's an assassin (Law) waiting for an opportunity to kill the politician. Dialogue is at times corny, melodramatic but earnest performances help. Based on the Jon Burmeister novel Running Scared. Also known as AFRICAN RAGE, FATAL ASSASSIN, PORTRAIT OF AN ASSASSIN, THE LONG SHOT, and TIGERS DON'T CRY.


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