Killer Force

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Killer Force
Killer Force.jpg
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by Nat Wachsberger
Patrick Wachsberger
Robert Wachsberger
Written by Val Guest
Gerald Sanford
Michael Winder
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Cinematography David Millin
Edited by Bill Butler
Release dates
January 14, 1976
Running time
102 min.
Language English

Killer Force, also known as The Diamond Mercenaries, is a 1976 thriller film directed by Val Guest and starring Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda and Christopher Lee.[1] It was a co-production between the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and the United States and was filmed primarily in South Africa. Its plot is about a gang of criminals who plan a major robbery of a diamond mine.


Head of security Harry Webb fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at the company's major mining complex in the desert. He quickly manages to become very unpopular, particularly with Claire Chambers, a celebrated cover girl and daughter of the mine administrator. She is visiting the man she loves, Mike Bradley, who is responsible for security at the mine.

Nelson, the mine administrator, gives Bradley a curious mission -- to steal a diamond. He wants to implicate Bradley in order to bring him into contact with a certain Lewis who is preparing to rob the mine with the aid of a group of mercenaries and a local accessory known as Father Christmas. Webb, not being informed of the deceit, relentlessly pursues Bradley, who is contacted by Lewis. With the mercenaries in the process of penetrating the mine, Bradley reveals himself to be Father Christmas, the organizer of the entire operation. With Webb in pursuit, Bradley flees into the desert with the only other survivors.



The film was released as Killer Force on DVD in 2013 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as part of the 12 Action Adventure Movies 3-Disc set. This marks the first time that the film has been released since the VHS era.

It is also available in a two-pack with Brannigan from


  1. ^ The Diamond Mercenaries (1975)

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