The Eiger Sanction (1975)
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Clint Eastwood both directed and starred in this thriller based on a novel by Trevanian. Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (Eastwood) is a professor of art history who formerly had a deadly secret life; he was a hired assassin working with an international intelligence organization. Normally content to collect and study art, Hemlock is forced by blackmail to perform one last hit, or, as the organization euphemistically calls it, a "sanction." The victim will be one of three men attempting a dangerous ascent
Dec 15, 1998
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Clint Eastwood's mountain-climbing spy thriller is surprisingly effective, even by today's standards.
What makes the movie less offensive than you might assume -- its total detachment from its characters -- also makes it a tough sit.
Flaccid story redeemed by superb mountaineering footage
One of Clint's lesser-known adventures, and one that's certainly worth of a revisit.
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