The Domino Principle (1977) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Domino Principle (1977)

The Domino Principle





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In this thriller, Roy Tucker (Gene Hackman) is serving time for murder in San Quentin when he is released from prison by a mysterious organization. In return for his freedom, Roy is directed to carry out an assassination plan, much against his wishes.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Kennedy
In Theaters:
AVCO Embassy Pictures


Gene Hackman
as Roy Tucker
Candice Bergen
as Ellie Tucker
Edward Albert
as Ross Pine - a member...
Mickey Rooney
as Spiventa
Eli Wallach
as Gen. Tom Reser
Ken Swofford
as Ditcher
Jay Novello
as Capt. Ruiz
Ted Gehring
as Schnaible
George Sawava
as Assassination Victim
Majel Barrett
as Mrs. Schnaible
George Fisher
as Henemeyer
Bob Herron
as Brookshire
Wayne King
as Nebraska
John Bear Hudkins
as Truck Driver
Farnesio de Bernal
as Bank Official
Farnesio DeBernal
as Bank Official
Patricia Luke
as Travel Agency Girl
George Sawaya
as Assassination Victim
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Critic Reviews for The Domino Principle

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | November 7, 2007
Top Critic

With a lame script and the leaden hand of Kramer's direction, it blows most of its chances.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Stanley Kramer was obviously trying for a message with this film, but it got lost within the intricate plot twists.

Full Review… | November 7, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for The Domino Principle


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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Surprisingly muddled direction from Stanley Kramer. Great cast is just not utilized. Candice Bergen is sadly miscast, Gene Hackman overacts. Some good support though from Mickey Rooney and Richard Widmark. The film just jumps around too much. It lacks continuity and has way too many boring scenes.

James Higgins

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