Callan (film)

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Callan
"Callan" (1974).jpg
UK theatrical poster
Directed by Don Sharp
Produced by Harry Benn
Derek Horne
Written by James Mitchell
Starring Edward Woodward
Eric Porter
Carl Möhner
Catherine Schell
Music by Wilfred Josephs
Cinematography Ernest Steward
Edited by Teddy Darvas
Distributed by EMI UK
Release dates
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time 106 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Callan is a 1974 British thriller film directed by Don Sharp and starring Edward Woodward, Eric Porter and Carl Möhner.[1] It was based on the ITV television series Callan which ran from 1967 to 1972. The script by James Mitchell is based on his original TV pilot "A Magnum for Schneider" and the novelization thereof, Red File for Callan, although only the novel is listed in the film's credits (as A Red File for Callan).

Plot[edit]

David Callan (Edward Woodward), a leading intelligence agent/assassin in the employment of S.I.S., was forced into retirement due to him losing his nerve. Now, Callan is called back into service to handle the assassination of Schneider, a German businessman. Colonel Hunter (Eric Porter), his former employer promises Callan that he'll be resumed to active status as long as he follows his orders. But as ever, Callan refuses to act until he knows exactly why Schneider has been marked for death...

Cast[edit]

Cast Notes[edit]

  • The only actors to reprise their television roles in the film were Woodward, Russell Hunter who played Lonely and Clifford Rose who played Snell. Apart from the three, all the other recurring characters were played by different actors and actresses.

Reception[edit]

The film's original reaction was mixed to positive. Callan currently holds a three star rating (6.6/10) on IMDb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/28518

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