The Domino Principle (1977)

The Domino Principle


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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Kennedy
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as Roy Tucker

as Ellie Tucker

as Ross Pine - a member...

as Spiventa

as Gen. Tom Reser

as Ditcher

as Capt. Ruiz

as Truck Driver

as Schnaible

as Assassination Victim

as Mrs. Schnaible

as Henemeyer

as Brookshire

as Nebraska

as Bank Official

as Bank Official

as Travel Agency Girl

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.

Apeneck Fletcher

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