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The Domino Principle (The Domino Killings)

The Domino Principle (The Domino Killings) (1977)

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Stanley Kramer directed this paranoid thriller involving a murderer who is inexplicably released from prison by a mysterious organization. Gene Hackman is Roy Tucker, serving time in San Quentin when he's busted out by a secret organization in return for having to assassinate an unnamed person. Roy travels from San Francisco to Spain trying to find out why he was released from prison and who he has to kill. His only lead is the organization is run by a collection of unknown people, collectively

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Stanley Kramer's film contains a lot of physical and logistical nonsense.

November 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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With a lame script and the leaden hand of Kramer's direction, it blows most of its chances.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Stanley Kramer was obviously trying for a message with this film, but it got lost within the intricate plot twists.

November 7, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Audience Reviews for The Domino Principle (The Domino Killings)

Late 70's conspiracy theorists unite as convict Hackman gets recruited to do a bit of dirty work for a clandestine organization with seemingly unlimited resources and funding. Not a bad vehicle to entertain but the execution leaves a lot to be desired, namely coherency. The actors do their part but the scenario is specious to say the least.
September 12, 2012
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