The Next Man (1976)





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Audiences loved him as a Berber sheik in the historical saga The Wind and the Lion, so who better to play a Saudi Arabian minister of state who wants to make peace with Israel during the Arab oil embargo of 1976 than Sean Connery? Connery plays Khalil Abdull-Muhsen, a peace-mongering diplomat who wants to sign a mutual assistance pact with Israel and sell Saudi oil to needy nations at cost. The object of his pipe-dream plan is to free those needy nations from the East-West conflict. Unfortunately, the world is not ready for such starry-eyed idealism, and before you can say "Tiger in your tank," Khalil finds himself the victim of choice for a network of Arab terrorist groups. The terrorists clearly have the pick of the litter at the casting office, for Khalil finds himself pursued by the frisky and beautiful Bryn Mawr graduate and cool-as-a-cucumber terrorist Nicole Scott (Cornelia Sharpe).
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Sean Connery
as Khalil Abdul-Muhsen
Cornelia Sharpe
as Nicole Sharp
Adolfo Celi
as Al Sharif
Ted Beniades
as Frank Dedario
Tony Ellis
as Ibn Sidki
Lance Henriksen
as Federal Security
Toru Nagai
as Japanese Diplomat
Jamie Ross
as British Attache
Bob Simmons
as London Assassin
Holland Taylor
as TV Interviewer
Camille Yarbrough
as U.N. Reporter
Salem Ludwig
as Ghassan Kaddara
Tom Klunis
as Hatim Othman
Roger Serbagi
as Yassin
Armand Dahan
as Abdel-Latif Khaldoun
Charles Randall
as Atif Abbas
Ian Collier
as Devereaux
Michael Storm
as Salazar
Maurice Copeland
as Board Chairman
George Pravda
as Zolchev
Alexei Jawdokimov
as Russian Chairman
James Bullett
as Harrison
Jaime Sánchez
as Rodriguez
Stephen D. Newman
as Andy Hampses
Peggy Feury
as Mrs. Scott
Ryokei Kanokogi
as Japanese Speaker at UN
Patrick Bedford
as Mr. Scott
Martin Bregman
as (uncredited)
Richard C. Sarafian
as Gregory Zolnikov (uncredited)
James Bulleit
as New York Security
Jack Davidson
as U.N. Reporter
Robert Levine
as Press Room Reporter
John A. MacKay
as Waldorf Manager
William H. Mooney
as Press Room Reporter
Jim Norris
as London Street Dancer
Patrick Redford
as Nicole's Father
Joe Zaloom
as Arab at Park Bernet
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Even in a bad film, an uninspired Connery is still watchable.

Full Review… | September 10, 2015
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